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Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases
Ischemic colitis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Article first published online: 9 NOV 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 6, pages 1067–1071, May 2013
How to Cite
Ben-Dor, I., Pichard, A. D. and Waksman, R. (2013), Ischemic colitis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: 1067–1071. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24469
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 9 NOV 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 25 APR 2012 05:44AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 APR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 23 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 7 DEC 2011
- aortic valve;
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a novel therapeutic approach for high-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. The success rate of this new procedure is high; however, it is associated with issues such as vascular access site complications and embolization related to the advancement of a large bore delivery catheter through the femoral and iliac arteries and aortic arch. Using the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve, we describe a case of transfemoral catheter aortic valve implantation complicated by a mobile mass attached to the valve, probable due to atherosclerotic plaque from the aorta. Shortly thereafter, the patient presented with ischemic colitis and subsequently died. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.