Aborted TAVR following aortic balloon valvuloplasty

Khaled D. Algarni, Kevin L. Greason, Rakesh M. Suri, Hector I. Michelena, Joseph F. Maalouf

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An 80-year-old man with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis was referred for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). The TAVR procedure was aborted because of identification of a mobile mass attached to the leading edge of the right cusp of the aortic valve on a transesophageal echocardiography. Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) was performed and this mass was found to be an aortic cusp fenestration rupture that was caused by the BAV. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12451

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-252
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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