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Percutaneous closure of post TAVR LV apical pseudoaneurysm. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2016 Sep;88(3):479-85



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2-s2.0-84986918130 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   11 Citations


Left ventricular (LV) apical pseudoaneurysm is a well known complication of myocardial infarction and open heart surgery procedures, and has more recently been described after transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Since the natural history includes a high incidence of cardiac rupture and mortality in the 30-45% range within the first year after diagnosis, surgical repair has been the main therapy. More recently, LV pseudoaneurysms have been closed using percutaneous methods. We describe a post-TAVR pseudoaneurysm for which closure was done via retrograde LV access using a vascular plug, and provide a review of recent literature on closure methods and outcomes. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Feldman T, Pearson P, Smart SS


Paul Joseph Pearson MD, PhD Chief, Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm, False
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Catheters
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Aneurysm
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome