Background: The valve-in-valve procedure, in which a transcatheter heart valve (THV) is implanted over a prosthetic valve, has been shown to be safe and therapeutically effective, depending on the size of the replacement valve. Methods and Results: We report 3 cases of successful valve-in-valve procedure to replace a degenerated 19-mm stented prosthetic aortic valve. Balloon-expanding THVs were implanted: 20-mm in the 1st case and 23-mm in the next 2. Aortic stenosis was almost completely resolved in all patients, who recovered promptly and without cardiac adverse events. Conclusions: Using the valve-in-valve procedure for a 19-mm degenerated bioprosthesis was feasible and safe.
- Degenerated bioprosthesis
- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine