Emergent transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation in a patient with cardiogenic shock secondary to a failed mitral bioprosthesis

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Transcatheter valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation is emerging as a therapeutic option for treatment of failed bioprosthesis in patients that are deemed high-risk or inoperable for redo-valve replacement. It can be carried out in suitable bioprosthetic valves in any position and usually performed as an elective or semi-elective procedure. Here, we report a case of emergent transcatheter VIV implantation in a failed mitral bioprosthesis in a critically ill patient with cardiogenic shock. We conclude that transcatheter VIV implantation may also be an option for critically ill patients with failing bioprosthesis. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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