Vol 11, No 3 (2015):204-207

Percutaneous aortic valve implantation in bicuspid aortic valve: A case report

Seyed Ebrahim Kassaian, Faramarz Fallahi, Mahmood Shirzad, Mohammad Sahebjam, Mojtaba Salarifar


BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was known as an alternative technique for treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS). This technique is controversial in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Here, we report TAVI for severe AS in a BAV setting in a patient with serious lung disease.

CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old woman with a history of coronary artery bypass graft, BAV and severe AS, asthma, who had repeatedly denied any suggestion for open heart surgery, was our volunteer candidate for TAVI. The peak and mean pressure gradient decreased from 53 and 43 mm Hg to 13and 6 mm Hg respectively.

CONCLUSION: TAVI could be a viable option for highly selected patients with AS and BAV who have a prohibitive risk for open heart surgery.



Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, Aortic Stenosis, Bicuspid Aortic Valve

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