Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a pa

In patients undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation, previous endovascular interventions bear a risk for the valve frame to get stucked to the aortic stents.

Case Presentation
We report on a 75-year-old frail patient with severe aortic stenosis and a rapid increase of an infra-renal aneurysm. He had a history of multiple endovascular interventions on the aorta. Due to his frail preoperative status we decided to perform a transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation in combination with a simultaneous surgical abdominal aneurysm repair. To allow an atraumatic passage of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve across the endovascular stents we used a special technique.

The transfemoral approach in patients with previous endovascular stenting can be performed successfully by a partial inflation of the distal balloon....