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Ines Sherifi, Alaa Mabrouk Salem Omar, Mithun Varghese, Menachem Weiner, Ani Anyanwu, Jason C Kovacic, Samin Sharma, Annapoorna Kini, and Partho P Sengupta

Introduction Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) represents a less invasive alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in high-risk symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ). The role of

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Darwish I Naji, Adnan Chhatriwalla, David J Cohen, and Michael L Main

Summary A 77-year-old woman with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (aortic valve area=0.6 cm 2 and mean gradient=53 mmHg) was deemed inoperable for surgical aortic valve replacement due to a porcelain aorta, and was scheduled for transcatheter

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I J Ingimarsdóttir, L Hellgren Johansson, and F A Flachskampf

measurements ( 3 ). During surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR), sizing using a dedicated instrument ( Fig. 1 ) is performed prior to implantation during cardiac standstill, and the appropriate size of the prosthetic valve is selected according to the result

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John B Chambers

valve is in the aortic position while a preserved valve is in the lower-pressure right side. It has good durability, may grow in children and is less likely to become infected than a xenograft. Figure 1 Images of replacement heart valves. Stented

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Isaac Adembesa, Adriaan Myburgh, and Justiaan Swanevelder

,000 deaths and 33.4 million cases globally ( 1 ). The majority of these cases occur in the poorest regions of the world. RHD commonly affects the mitral, aortic and occasionally tricuspid valves. Rheumatic pulmonary valve disease is very rare. During heart

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Caroline Bleakley, Mehdi Eskandari, and Mark Monaghan

A Pujadas-Berthault P Rioux P Maubon A 2016 Predictive value for paravalvular regurgitation of 3-dimensional anatomic aortic annulus shape assessed by multidetector computed tomography post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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Rajesh Janardhanan, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Irbaz Bin Riaz, and M Cristy Smith

replacement of the valve can prevent this catastrophic complication ( 2 , 3 ). We present a case of anterior MVA after aortic valve endocarditis and emphasize the role of RT-3DTEE in the early diagnosis and management of this condition. Case

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Sveeta Badiani, Jet van Zalen, Saad Saheecha, Lesley Hart, Ann Topham, Nikhil Patel, Lydia Sturridge, Andrew Marshall, Neil Sulke, Stephen Furniss, and Guy Lloyd

deterioration of symptoms or decline in left ventricular function. This study was approved by the local institutional audit board (East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust). Exclusion criteria Patients with a history of aortic valve replacement or trans

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Catrin Williams, Anca Mateescu, Emma Rees, Kirstie Truman, Claire Elliott, Bohdana Bahlay, Ailsa Wallis, and Adrian Ionescu

77 Moderate Y Moderate; f/u in VC 40 M 76 Moderate N N/A 46 F 81 Moderate Y Moderate; f/u in VC 89 F 76 Severe Y Severe; AVR AS, aortic stenosis; AVR, aortic valve replacement; f

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Baskar Sekar, Richard Wheeler, Navroz Masani, and Sean Gallagher

echocardiography. Case presentation A 67-year-old male presented to our emergency department after a significant episode of cardiac chest pain. Four months prior to this presentation, he had undergone bio-prosthetic aortic valve replacement (21 mm perimount