ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An emergent surgery for valve migration in transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Burak Can Depboylu1, Parmeseeven Mootoosamy1, Patrick Myers1, Marc Licker2, Mustafa Çıkırıkçıoğlu1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
2Departments of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Geneva University Hospitals Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13810
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a common treatment method for patients with severe aortic stenosis, who are either at high-risk or non-eligible for surgery. One of the rare, but major complications of this method is valve migration, which usually occurs during the intervention. The assessment of the Heart Team before transcatheter aortic valve replacement is determinant for the “to-do list” for the bail-out procedure. Discussion of the possible major complications and interventional plans may save the patient’s life in case of life-threatening transcatheter aortic valve replacement complications. Herein, we report a successful surgical management of valve migration occurred during transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a low-risk patient with bicuspid aortic valve.
Keywords : Aortic stenosis; prosthesis failure; surgery; transcatheter aortic valve replacement
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