First trans-axillary implantation of Edwards Sapien valve to treat an incompetent aortic bioprosthesis

Andrew S P Sharp, Iassen Michev, Antonio Colombo

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There exist case reports of using transcatheter aortic valves to treat dysfunctional surgically implanted aortic bioprosthesis. There are also case series reported of transaxillary implantation of the CoreValve device to treat Aortic Stenosis. In this article, we report the successful implantation an Edwards Sapien 23mm transcatheter aortic valve through the left axillary artery, in a patient with a functioning LIMA graft in order to treat a severely regurgitant Freestyle 23mm aortic bioprosthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-510
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010



  • Dysfunctional aortic bioprosthesis
  • Severe aortic stenosis
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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