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Valvular and Structural Heart Disease
Late contained aortic root rupture and ventricular septal defect after transcatheter aortic valve implantation†
Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 1, pages E72–E75, 1 January 2013
How to Cite
Aminian, A., Lalmand, J. and Dolatabadi, D. (2013), Late contained aortic root rupture and ventricular septal defect after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: E72–E75. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24363
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 16 MAR 2012 10:47AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 14 DEC 2011
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a highly specialized technique offering a new therapeutic option to patients at high risk for conventional surgery. However, despite continuous improvements in operators' expertise and device technology, complications associated with this catheter procedure are not uncommon. We report an unusual case of late contained rupture of the aortic annulus, combining a para-aortic false aneurysm and a ventricular septal defect, after the placement of an Edwards Sapien prosthesis. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.