Percutaneous closure of the aortic valve as a bridge to heart transplantation to treat severe aortic insufficiency after ventricular assist device

Andrew J. Sauer*, Charles J. Davidson, Edwin C. McGee

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E103-E106
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • ECMO/IABP/Tandem/Impella
  • aortic valve disease, percutaneous intervention
  • mechanical circulatory support
  • ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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