Transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve in patients with transvalvular device leads

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To describe the effects of percutaneously implanted valve-in-valve in the tricuspid position for patients with pre-existing transvalvular device leads.


In this case series, we describe implantation of the Melody valve and SAPIEN XT valve within dysfunctional bioprosthetic tricuspid valves in three patients with transvalvular device leads.


In all cases, the valve was successfully deployed and device lead function remained unchanged. In 1/3 cases with 6-month follow-up, device lead parameters remain unchanged and transcatheter valve-in-valve function remains satisfactory.


Transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve is feasible in patients with pre-existing transvalvular devices leads. Further study is required to determine the long-term clinical implications of this treatment approach. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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