Valve-in-valve in the tricuspid position for a stenosed bioprosthesis.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
The strategy of transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation into failing mitral and aortic bioprosthetic valves is a documented approach. It allows one to avoid performing a high-risk repeat cardiac surgery in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. Tricuspid valve-in-valve implantation has been documented only a few times in the literature. We report the case of a 65-year-old woman with a failing bioprosthetic tricuspid valve who had undergone 3 prior open heart operations. We attempted a transatrial transcatheter approach and successfully deployed a 29-mm Edwards Sapien balloon-expandable bioprosthesis into a severely stenotic tricuspid bioprosthesis. This case demonstrates the technical feasibility and safety of this approach.
- Beckerman, Z; Cohen, O; Agmon, Y; Bolotin, G
- April 2013
Volume / Issue
- 16 / 2
Start / End Page
- E96 - E98
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States