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Effect of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Size and Position on Valve-in-Valve Hemodynamics: An in Vitro Study

Dr. Ali Azadani

Transcatheter heart valve implantation in failed aortic bioprostheses (valve-in-valve [ViV]) is an increasingly used therapeutic option for high-risk patients. However, high postprocedural gradients are a significant limitation of aortic ViV. Our objective was to evaluate Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R ViV hemodynamics in relation to the degree of device oversizing and depth of implantation.