EIJ article: complete blood flow obstruction due to a distally embolised Edwards SAPIEN valve prosthesis
Department of Cardiology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Watch the short imaging video illustrating a TAVI from "Complete blood flow obstruction due to a distally embolised Edwards SAPIEN valve prosthesis" by V. J. Nijenhuis.
A 69-year-old male was referred to our centre for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). He suffered from a severe aortic stenosis (NYHA Class III, multiple collapses) in addition to having a severely impaired left ventricular ejection fraction (20%), moderate mitral regurgitation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Multi-detector row computed tomographic imaging showed a calcified and tortuous aorto-iliac route, such that the Heart Team preferred to perform a transapical TAVI using a balloon-expandable Edwards SAPIEN valve (Edwards Lifesciences Inc., Irvine, CA, USA). To learn more read the full EuroIntervention article ...