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, cilt.44, ss.154-157, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5543/tkda.2016.26830
  • Dergi Adı: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.154-157

Özet

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.