Aortic insufficiency (AI) following rotary left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is an increasingly common problem with inadequately defined treatment options. Percutaneous transcatheter (PTC) closure of the aortic valve (AV) has been described as a potential nonsurgical approach. Alternatively, we present a case of decompensated heart failure due to de novo severe AI following LVAD in which successful PTC closure of the AV resolved the severe AI and allowed for clinical recovery and stability for more than 10 months as a bridge to heart transplantation.
- aortic valve disease, percutaneous intervention
- mechanical circulatory support
- ventricular assist device
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine