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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for symptomatic severe aortic valve regurgitation
  1. P S Dhillon,
  2. N Kakouros,
  3. S J D Brecker
  1. Correspondance to stephen.brecker{at}

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A 66-year-old woman, with a history of mediastinal radiotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma, presented with exertional breathlessness and was diagnosed with severe aortic valve regurgitation on echocardiography (panel A). The regurgitation was likely due to radiotherapy-induced retraction of her aortic valve leaflets without valve-ring dilatation. She had previously sustained radiotherapy-induced ostial occlusions of her left anterior descending and right coronary arteries, but …

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  • Competing interests SJB is a member of the Medtronic UK CoreValve Advisory Board.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.