A Novel Technique for Prosthetic Valve Retrieval After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Embolization

Francesco Giannini, Neil Ruparelia, Francesca Del Furia, Vittorio Romano, Marco Ancona, Antonio Mangieri, Damiano Regazzoli, Azeem Latib, Cosmo Godino, Francesco Ancona, Luciano Candilio, Richard Jabbour, Antonio Colombo, Matteo Montorfano

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Abstract

Although the rate of procedural complications during transcatheter aortic valve implantation has decreased because of technological advancement and increased operator experience, device embolization remains a rare but potentially fatal complication, even with new generation devices. We report, to our knowledge, the first case of Portico valve (St Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN) migration despite apparent optimal initial implantation depth, which was retrieved using a novel strategy after failure of a traditional retrieval technique. We also describe a mechanism of left coronary artery systolic perfusion with diastolic backflow, which led to myocardial ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951.e1-951.e3
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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