Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic valve implantation for management of severe aortic regurgitation in a teenage patient with corrected atrioventricular septal defect and progressive left ventricular dysfunction

We report a case of a teenage patient presenting with progressive aortic regurgitation and deterioration of left ventricular function after multiple surgical procedures for an atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD). As “bridge‐to‐transplant,” we performed a transcatheter aortic valve implantation using a balloon‐expandable Sapien 3 prosthesis. At 6 month follow‐up, the patient remained clinically stable with no rehospitalization due to heart failure.
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE Source Type: research

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