An 88 year-old female presented with progressive shortness of breath – NYHA class III, with a history of hypertension, chronic diastolic HF, COPD and s/p BAV on 7/2/15. TTE revealed severe AS, peak/mean aortic gradient = 65/44 mmHg, AVA = 0.6 sq cm, aortic peak velocity = 4 m/sec and LVEF 65%. CT angio showed minimum diameters of 0.4 x 0.7 cm for right and 0.6 x 0.6 cm for the left common femoral arteries and aortic annulus of 2.5 x 2.1 cm (average 2.3). The STS risk mortality is 5.15 and the Logistic Euroscore mortality is 12.81. Patient was determined to be extreme risk for surgical AVR due to advanced age and marked, generalized frailty. Patient is now planned for CoreValve Evolut R TAVR (26mm) via percutaneous femoral access under conscious sedation.
TF-TAVR with No Contrast – September 2020
Case and Plan: 61 year-old-male with ETOH abuse, hepatitis and cirrhosis s/p Liver transplant in 6/2019 at MSH with postop course notable for AKI requiring dialysis (last dialysis 7/6/2019), Hypertension, Anemia, Former smoker, CKD stage III.
Urgent Appropriately Indicated MitraClip Procedure in Patient with Cardiogenic Shock in Covid-19 Era – May 2020
Case and Plan: 74-year-old male former smoker with PMHx of HTN, HLD, and A Fib (on Eliquis) had IW-STEMI on 02/09/20. Cath showed occluded mRCA with dLM bifurcation disease; S/p DES-PPCI to mRCA. Transthoracic echocardiogram at the time of discharge showed an EF of 55% with moderate MR. Pt had staged PCI to dLM […]
TAVR using Transcarotid Access – March 2020
Tags: TAVR | Transcarotid Access
Case and Plan: 73-year-old male with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, parathyroidectomy, renal cell carcinoma s/p nephrectomy and right renal transplant in 2001 on chronic steroids and immunosuppressant therapy, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation on AC with warfarin, chronic diastolic heart failure and severe PAD presents with progressive exertional dyspnea NYHA-Class III for the past month after walking up to […]
TAVR with 26mm SAPIEN-3 Ultra Valve via Right Femoral Percutaneous – January 2020
Tags: Structural | Structural heart | TAVR
Case and Plan: 81-year-old female with hypertension, ex-smoker, and chronic diastolic heart failure now presents with progressive exertional dyspnea NYHA Class III for the past month after walking up to 1 block. She was noted to have right lower lobe subsegmental pulmonary embolism on recent CT with evidence of old DVT requiring anticoagulation. Echo revealed […]