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Symmetrical expansion of an Edwards Sapien valve in a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve
  1. Yogesh Raja1,
  2. Ben Holloway2,
  3. Sagar N Doshi1
  1. 1Department of Interventional Cardiology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sagar N Doshi, Department of Interventional Cardiology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK; sagar.doshi{at}uhb.nhs.uk

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There are little data on the efficacy and safety of the Edwards Sapien valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California, USA) in congenital, bicuspid aortic valve stenosis. Patients with bicuspid valves were excluded from the randomised PARTNER trial.1 Bicuspid valves differ from tricuspid aortic valves in that the orifice is elliptical and the leaflets are typically bulky and very heavily calcified. Bicuspid valves are considered …

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