Successful valve-in-valve replacement using intravascular lithotripsy for femoral access in an elderly patient with critical aortic stenosis and extensive vascular calcification

J Invasive Cardiol. 2024 May 20. doi: 10.25270/jic/24.00123. Online ahead of print.


An 87-year-old man with a history of heart failure and a modified bio-Bentall Mitroflow 23-mm bioprosthesis (Sorin) was referred to our institution for critical aortic stenosis, which was confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography. Pre-procedural computed tomography revealed slightly calcified bioprosthesis leaflets, adequate coronary ostia height, and a slightly angled Bentall tube graft measuring 29 mm in diameter at the aortic anastomosis .

Keywords: TAVR; intravascular lithotripsy; transcatheter aortic valve replacement; valve-in-valve.