ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Prosthetic valve endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Erol Şener1, Aslıhan Küçüker1, Kemal Erdoğan2, Hüseyin Bayram1, Abdülkadir Bilgiç1, Tahir Durmaz2, Mete Hıdıroğlu1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiology, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10063
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is being performed in increasing numbers in recent years, leading to an increase in the variety of complications related to the procedure. In this article, we report a 75-year-old female patient who developed infective endocarditis eight months after TAVI. Timing of surgery and treatment approach may be controversial in patients who underwent TAVI previously since they were already accepted as high risk of cardiac surgery. Therefore, we believe that individual experiences may be beneficial to determine the optimal treatment approach for such complex cases.
Keywords : Bioprosthetic heart valve; infective endocarditis; transcatheter aortic valve implantation
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