ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Severe Valvular Regurgitation: An Unexpected Complication During Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation Treated Successfully with the “Valve-in-Valve” Procedure
Ethem Kavukcu 1, Ali Erdoğan 1, Rıdvan Chasan 2, Ethem Kavukçu 3, Mehmet Bilgin 4
1Department of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology and Angiology, JL-University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany ; Department of Internal Medicine and Angiology, Medical and Research Center Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
3Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Center Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
4Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakıf University, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.040
Pages : 444-446


Severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) in a multimorbid 77 year old female was treated with transapical aortic valve implantation with a 23 mm Edwards Sapien valve. Severe valvular regurgitation following implantation, probably due to structural valve failure, was treated successfully with a second valve-in- valve implantation. During a follow-up time of 2,5 years no further problems occurred.

Keywords : TAVI, aortic regurgitation, complication
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