Bulging sign: A precursor of annular rupture observed before aortic balloon rupture during valvuloplasty in transcatheter aortic valve implantation


KASAPKARA H. A. , Aslan A. N. , DURMAZ T. , Bozkurt E.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.44, no.2, pp.154-157, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2016.26830
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-157

Abstract

Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) is a reliable alternative to surgical aortic-valve replacement in inoperable or high-risk patients. However, this evolving therapy is associated with a wide range of potential complications-some specific to TAVI, some often fatal. Prevention, early recognition, and taking essential precautions will significantly improve results. The case of an 85-year-old woman with balloon rupture during valvuloplasty in TAVI, a very rare and potentially fatal complication, is presented.