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Percutaneous valve-in-valve implantations: importance of knowing the effective internal diameter of bioprosthetic valves
  1. A B Gopalamurugan,
  2. Markus Reinthaler,
  3. Michael J Mullen
  1. Department for Structural Interventions, The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to A B Gopalamurugan, Department for Structural Interventions, The Heart Hospital, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London W1M 8PH, UK; gopalamurugan{at}yahoo.com

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Valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation with the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology has been used to treat dysfunctional bioprosthetic valves. A factor that determines a patient's suitability is the valve size of the previously implanted bioprosthetic valve. A 64-year-old lady with previous tricuspid valve replacement (33 mm stented tissue valve, model: ESP100-33M-00 Epic, St Jude Medical, Minnesota, USA), was referred for treatment of her dysfunctional tricuspid valve due to severe …

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