Valve-in-valve di bioprotesi aortica disfunzionante (Biocor) trattata mediante impianto di valvola Portico

Roberto Adriano Latini, Luca Testa, Nedy Brambilla, Maurizio Tusa, Francesco Bedogni

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In the last years, a general shift toward the use of surgical bioprosthetic aortic valves rather than mechanical valves with subsequent less use of anticoagulant therapy has been observed. However, bioprosthetic valves have limited durability. Reoperation, the current standard of care for these patients, carries a high surgical risk, especially because patients are elderly and with numerous comorbidities. Recently, transcatheter aortic valve replacement within a failed bioprosthetic valve (valve-in-valve procedure) has proven feasible. We here describe a case of valve-in-valve procedure with a Portico valve placed in a purely insufficient bioprosthetic valve (Biocor).

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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