First successful transcatheter double valve replacement from a transapical access and nine-month follow-up.

@article{Bauernschmitt2017FirstST,
  title={First successful transcatheter double valve replacement from a transapical access and nine-month follow-up.},
  author={Robert Bauernschmitt and Stefan Bauer and Christian Liewald and Ramiz Emini and Wolfgang Oechsner and Meinrad Joachim Beer and Ralf Sodian and Andreas Liebold},
  journal={EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={12 13},
  pages={1645-1648}
}
AIMS While TAVI is the treatment of choice in patients with aortic stenosis considered inoperable or at high risk, interventional replacement of the mitral valve is still in the preclinical or early clinical phase. Our aim was to report on the first transcatheter double valve replacement into native valves from a transapical access. METHODS AND RESULTS A 67-year-old, highly symptomatic female patient considered inoperable due to severe calcification of the mitral annulus and comorbidities was… CONTINUE READING