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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic valve stenosis 17 years after aortic root remodeling via the Yacoub method


      Yacoub operation, aimed at valve-sparing aortic root replacement, is performed to treat aortic root aneurysm with aortic regurgitation. Here we first report a successful transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a balloon-expandable prosthetic valve in an elderly patient having severe aortic valve stenosis and a small sinus of Valsalva 17 years after the Yacoub operation.

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      In transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic valve stenosis with a small sinus of Valsalva post-Yacoub operation, the use of a balloon-expandable prosthetic valve may be desirable for the TAVI; a detailed analysis of the anatomy of the valve-sparing aortic root with computed tomography is essential for the valve selection.


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