Significant reduction in mitral regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a patient with severe degenerative aortic valve disease, moderate to severe mitral regurgitation, and normal ejection fraction [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(6): 527-531 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2012.01643

Significant reduction in mitral regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a patient with severe degenerative aortic valve disease, moderate to severe mitral regurgitation, and normal ejection fraction

Cenk Sarı, Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Telat Keleş, Engin Bozkurt
Department of Cardiology, Ataturk Research And Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

The best treatment modalities in severe aortic valve disease are surgery and, in selected patients, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). At the present time, transcatheter aortic valve implantation performed in inoperable patients or in patients with high surgical risk not only treats the aortic valve stenosis but also treats the low ejection fraction and mitral regurgitation that result from it. An 83-year-old female patient presented with shortness of breath and class 3 angina. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed severe AS, moderate-to-severe MR, and normal ejection fraction. The patient was considered at high risk for aortic valve replacement (Logistic Euroscore 20, STS score 15). A dramatic decrease in the degree of mitral regurgitation was detected after the successful TAVI.

Keywords: ardiovascular diseases, eart catheterization, transcatheter aortic valve implantation

How to cite this article
Cenk Sarı, Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Telat Keleş, Engin Bozkurt. Significant reduction in mitral regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a patient with severe degenerative aortic valve disease, moderate to severe mitral regurgitation, and normal ejection fraction. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(6): 527-531

Corresponding Author: Cenk Sarı, Türkiye
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