Successful transcatheter mitral valve replacement in a patient with bioprosthetic valvular degeneration and severe regurgitation

Çakal B., Çakal S., KARACA I. O., Omaygenç M. O., YILDIRIM A.

Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi, vol.47, no.3, pp.228-231, 2019 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2018.69679
  • Journal Name: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-231
  • Keywords: Mitral regurgitation, mitral valve-in-valve, mitral valve replacement, transcatheter valve replacement
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The implantation of aortic transcatheter heart valves has been successfully performed throughout the world in hundreds of patients with severe dysfunction of a degenerated mitral bioprosthesis or those at high surgical risk for re-operation. The transseptal approach may be more technically challenging, but is a less invasive procedure and may have a lower mortality rate compared with a transapical approach, and also offers a quick patient recovery. This report is a description of a rare case in Turkey: a successful transseptal mitral valve replacement in a case of a failed bioprosthetic valve. This case illustrates the feasibility and safety of percutaneous valve-in-valve implantation to treat a degenerated bioprosthesis.