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Proximal embolization of Edwards SAPIEN prosthesis in transcatheter aortic valve implantation [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016; 44(1): 75-78 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.71240

Proximal embolization of Edwards SAPIEN prosthesis in transcatheter aortic valve implantation

İsa Öner Yüksel, Erkan Köklü, Şakir Arslan, Göksel Çağırcı, Selçuk Küçükseymen
Department of Cardiology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is considered an alternative therapy in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). However, this minimally invasive procedure carries potential complications, such as valve embolization at time of TAVI. We present a case of balloon-expandable aortic valve embolization which was managed nonsurgically. Valve embolization was managed conservatively, as the patient refused open heart surgery for definitive treatment. The patient was transferred to the intensive care unit in stable hemodynamic condition and discharged 1 week following the procedure.

Keywords: Edwards-Sapien, proximal valve embolization, transcatheter aortic valve implantation









İsa Öner Yüksel, Erkan Köklü, Şakir Arslan, Göksel Çağırcı, Selçuk Küçükseymen. Proximal embolization of Edwards SAPIEN prosthesis in transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016; 44(1): 75-78

Corresponding Author: İsa Öner Yüksel, Türkiye
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