Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and Left Ventricular Assist Device: A Word of Caution Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Aortic valve disease in the setting of a left ventricular assist device presents unique challenges. We present the case of a patient who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation to replace a stenotic aortic valve to facilitate left ventricular assist device explantation. Thirty-three days later, the porcine pericardial valve cusps were fused and a thick pseudomembrane had occluded the left ventricular outflow tract, forcing the explant to be aborted.


  • Parry, Dominic
  • Rao, Vivek
  • Butany, Jagdish
  • Catrip, Jorge
  • Wilson, William
  • McDonald, Michael
  • Billia, Phyllis Filio
  • Horlick, Eric
  • Cusimano, Robert James

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  • February 2014