79 year old female presented with progressive dyspnea (NYHA Class III) and a decrease in exercise tolerance <1 block. Past medical history is significant for severe aortic stenosis, CAD (s/p PCI in 2008), diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, pulmonary hypertension, hepatitis C, non-hodgkins lymphoma, hypothyroidism, DJD spine and GERD . Recent echocardiogram revealed progression to severe aortic stenosis (PG/MG/AVA 74mmHg/50mmHg/0.57cm2) and LVEF of 58%. CT angiogram revealed bilateral lower extremity and left upper extremity arterial access had minimal diameter < 6mm but the right upper extremity artery access >6mm. The aortic annulus measured 21x26mm (average 23.6mm) and the annular perimeter was 76mm. STS mortality risk for surgical AVR was 3.6% and the logistic Euroscore mortality risk was 8.9%. Patient underwent surgical evaluation and was found to be at high risk for SAVR. Now presents for TAVR with 29mm Evolut-R CoreValve via the right subclavian artery cutdown.
TF-TAVR using 20mm SAPIEN S3 Ultra Valve in a Centenarian Patient – January 2021
Case and Plan: 104 year-old-female with cardiomyopathy, kyphoscoliosis, pleural effusion s/p thoracentesis, NSVT now presents with progressive exertional dyspnea (NYHA Class III) for few months. Patient underwent urgent balloon aortic valvuloplasty in August 2020 in setting of acute congestive heart failure and severe aortic stenosis. Recent transthoracic echocardiogram revealed LVEF of 35% and severe […]
Bioprosthetic Aortic ViV TAVR after Valve Fracture and Evolut Pro+ Implantation – November 2020
Case and Plan: 60 year-old male presents with worsening exertional dyspnea (NYHA Class III) and multiple admissions for CHF exacerbation in past 3 months. Past medical history is significant for symptomatic severe aortic insufficiency s/p bioprosthetic AVR (2017) with 23mm Magna 3000 valve, ESRD on HD, HTN and HLD. Recent echocardiogram revealed bioprosthetic valve […]
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 […]