Aborted TAVR following aortic balloon valvuloplasty

Khaled D. Algarni, Kevin L. Greason, Rakesh M. Suri, Hector I. Michelena, Joseph F. Maalouf

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An 80-year-old man with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis was referred for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). The TAVR procedure was aborted because of identification of a mobile mass attached to the leading edge of the right cusp of the aortic valve on a transesophageal echocardiography. Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) was performed and this mass was found to be an aortic cusp fenestration rupture that was caused by the BAV. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12451 (J Card Surg 2015;30:251-252)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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    Algarni, K. D., Greason, K. L., Suri, R. M., Michelena, H. I., & Maalouf, J. F. (2015). Aborted TAVR following aortic balloon valvuloplasty. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 30(3), 251-252. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.12451