The role of echocardiography in the management of structural valve degeneration of transcatheter valves

Rahul Shabadi, Pushkar Desai, Nasser Al-Kemyani, Hatim Al-Lawati

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Transcatheter valve implantation in patients with aortic stenosis has evolved as an acceptable alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in a subset of patients at excessively high risk from surgery. The structural valve degeneration (SVD) is a known phenomenon in catheter-based valves too, which was hitherto seen with surgical bioprosthetic valves. Echocardiography plays a pivotal role not only in early detection but also in the management of SVD of Transcatheter valves. The goal of this report is to agglomerate our experience of an unusual case of SVD of a catheter-based valve implanted inside the bioprosthetic aortic and mitral valve apparatus and its management with aortic and mitral valve replacement with mechanical valve prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Aortic stenosis
  • catheter based heart valves
  • echocardiography
  • structural valve degeneration
  • transcatheter valve implantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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