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Galway University Hospital, SAOLTA Health Care Group, and National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland


In this edition of EuroIntervention, separate groups outline their experience managing patients with unusual and complex valvular heart disease (VHD): radiation-induced mitral and aortic disease treated by transcatheter and surgical techniques1; transcatheter aortic valve implantation for acalcific fibrotic aortic stenosis in inoperable elderly patients2; mitral bioprosthesis failure associated with intraprosthetic and paraprosthetic regurgitation addressed using transseptal Edwards SAPIEN 3 (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) implantation with concomitant use of an AMPLATZERâ„¢ Vascular Plug III (St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA)3; and late severe mitral regurgitation due…

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