Background: Valve-in-Valve (VIV) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is now the treatment of choice in high-surgical-risk patients with failing aortic bioprosthesis. Although less performed, VIV-Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) is a valid treatment option for selected high-risk patients with degenerated mitral bioprostheses. Several cases of elective ViV- TAVR and -TMVR have been reported but only few were performed in critical hemodynamic conditions. Case presentation: We report the case of a patient underwent balloon-expandable transapical mitral valve-in-valve implantation in an emergency setting due to a severe stenosis of a bioprosthesis in mitral position. The procedure was successfully performed, with no residual mitral regurgitation or paravalvular leaks, and uneventful. Conclusion: Transcatheter transapical mitral valve-in-valve implantation could represent a feasible and effective strategy even in critical setting.
- Mitral bioprosthesis
- Mitral valve stenosis
- Transcatheter valve implantation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine