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Migration of a transcatheter aortic valve in the left ventricular outflow tract
  1. R G Seipelt,
  2. G Hanekop,
  3. W Schillinger
  1. Correspondence to Ralf G Seipelt; rseipelt{at}

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A 75-year-old female with symptomatic aortic stenosis, end-stage renal failure and peripheral vascular disease underwent due to high operative risk for conventional aortic valve replacement (logistic EuroSCORE predicted mortality 36%, STS Score 21%), transapical aortic valve implantation using a 23 mm Edwards SAPIEN valve.

Angiography of the ascending aorta revealed deployment of the valve within the aortic annulus, but soon after migration towards the left ventricular outflow tract underneath the native …

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  • Competing interests RGS works partially as a Proctor for Edwards Lifesciences.

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