Impact of high-pressure balloon aortic valvuloplasty on the hydrodynamic result after a transcatheter valve-in-valve procedure

Najla Sadat*, Denise Bruhn, Michael Scharfschwerdt, Tim Schaller, Anas Aboud, Hiroyuki Saisho, Ingo Eitel, Stephan Ensminger, Buntaro Fujita

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of functional improvement of a transcatheter heart valve (THV) for valve-in-valve after bioprosthetic valve fracture (BVF) of three small surgical aortic valve bioprostheses (SAVBP) using high-pressure balloon aortic valvuloplasty (HP-BAV) under standardized ex-vivo-conditions. Methods: A THV 26 mm (Evolut R) and SAVBP 21 mm (Perimount Magna Ease, Trifecta, and Epic supra [n = 4] were used. Mean pressure gradient (MPG), effective orifice area (EOA), geometric orifice area (GOA), minimal internal diameter (MID), and pinwheeling index (PWI) were analyzed before and after HP-BAV of the SAVBP using a noncompliant balloon. Fracturing of the SAVBP was done before implantation of the THV and the balloon pressures at the point of fracture were recorded. Results: The Magna Ease and Epic fractured at balloon pressures of 18 and 8 atm, respectively. The Trifecta did not fracture up to a balloon pressure of 30 atm but was dilated. HP-BAV led to increased THV expansion as evident by straightened coaptation lines of the Evolut R 26 mm with reduced PWI, increased MID, and increased GOA in all 21 mm SAVBP. Evolut R showed significantly lower MPG and higher EOA as ViV in all prostheses after HP-BAV (p < 0.001). MPG and EOA of Evolut R differed regarding the SAVBP. Evolut R presented the lowest MPG and highest EOA in Magna Ease and the highest MPG and lowest EOA in Epic supra. Conclusions: The degree of function improvement of the same THV as ViV after HP-BAV depends on the surgical valve model. Functional improvement can also be achieved without valve fracture.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Jahrgang100
Ausgabenummer5
Seiten (von - bis)841-849
Seitenumfang9
ISSN1522-1946
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.11.2022

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  • Zentren: Universitäres Herzzentrum Lübeck (UHZL)

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  • 205-12 Kardiologie, Angiologie

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