Descending Aorta Rupture During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.


A 88-year-old woman with a permanent VDD pacemaker and severe aortic stenosis underwent elective transcath-eter aortic valve replacement because of high surgical risk (logistic Euroscore of 35.3%). Aortic valve area was 0.5 cm 2 , mean gradient was 86 mm Hg, and left ventricular ejection fraction was 64% on transthoracic echocardiography. Aortic annulus… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.019824


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