94 year old female presented with progressive dyspnea (NYHA Class III) and lower extremity edema. Past medical history is significant for severe aortic stenosis, CAD (s/p PCI to pLAD and D1 on 01/09/2018), hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and chronic atrial fibrillation (on rivaroxaban). Recent echocardiogram revealed paradoxical low flow low gradient severe aortic stenosis (PG/MG/AVA 35mmHg/25mmHg/0.6cm2) with dimensionless index (DI) = 0.22 and LVEF of 60%. Analysis of lower extremities on CT angiogram revealed adequate diameter for trans-femoral approach. The aortic annulus measured 19.8×24.8mm (average 22.3 mm) and the annular area was 386mm2 and perimeter of 70.7mm. STS mortality risk for surgical AVR was 9.5% and the logistic Euroscore mortality risk was 45%. Patient underwent Heart Team evaluation and was found to be at high risk for SAVR due to comorbidities, advanced age and frality. Now presents for TAVR with 26mm Evolut-PRO CoreValve via the right percutaneous femoral approach with sentinel cerebral protection device.
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 […]