CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2021; 10(01): e1-e5
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721483
Case Report: Cardiac

Allegra Transcatheter Heart Valve inside a Degenerated Sutureless Aortic Bioprosthesis

1  Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Campus Marburg, Marburg, Germany
2  Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Herz-Kreislauf-Zentrum, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany
,
Bernd Abt
3  Department of Cardiology, Herz-Kreislauf-Zentrum, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany
,
Holger Nef
3  Department of Cardiology, Herz-Kreislauf-Zentrum, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany
4  Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Campus Giessen, Giessen, Germany
,
Ardawan J. Rastan
1  Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Campus Marburg, Marburg, Germany
2  Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Herz-Kreislauf-Zentrum, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany
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Funding None.

Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation (VIV) is increasingly being used to successfully treat degenerated surgical aortic valve bioprostheses (SAVs). The new self-expanding transcatheter heart valve Allegra, from New Valve Technology with its special implantation mechanism, has proven its safety and feasibility for patients with degenerated SAVs, but it has never been used in the latest-generation sutureless SAV. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first description of the successful VIV of the Allegra prosthesis into a degenerated sutureless SAV, and the procedure yielded an excellent postinterventional hemodynamic results.



Publication History

Received: 10 September 2020

Accepted: 15 October 2020

Publication Date:
19 January 2021 (online)

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