Successful percutaneous transvenous antegrade mitral valve-in-valve implantation


  • Conflict of interest: Dr. Cabalka is a co-investigator in research protocols utilizing the Melody® valve. Dr. Cabalka does not receive monetary compensation in any form from Medtronic.

Correspondence to: Charanjit S. Rihal, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905. E-mail:


We report a case of transcatheter valve-in-valve therapy performed on an 85-year-old man with severe mitral bioprosthetic valve dysfunction. He was a high risk candidate for conventional surgery and he underwent placement of the Melody transcatheter heart valve into the mitral bioprosthesis via the right femoral vein.© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.