Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for failed bioprosthetic heart valves.

  title={Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for failed bioprosthetic heart valves.},
  author={John G Webb and David A. Wood and Jian Ye and Ronen Gurvitch and Jean-Bernard Masson and Josep Rod{\'e}s-Cabau and Mark D. Osten and E Mitchell Horlick and Olaf Wendler and Eric Dumont and Ronald Giacomo Carere and Namal Wijesinghe and Fabian P Nietlispach and Mark Johnson and Chrisopher R Thompson and Robert Moss and Jonathan Avrom Leipsic and Brad I Munt and Samuel Victor Lichtenstein and Anson H. Cheung},
  volume={121 16},
BACKGROUND The majority of prosthetic heart valves currently implanted are tissue valves that can be expected to degenerate with time and eventually fail. Repeat cardiac surgery to replace these valves is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Transcatheter heart valve implantation within a failed bioprosthesis, a "valve-in-valve" procedure, may offer a less invasive alternative. METHODS AND RESULTS Valve-in-valve implantations were performed in 24 high-risk patients. Failed… CONTINUE READING
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