Background: Valve-in-valve transcatheter heart valve (ViV THV) differs from native transcatheter heart valve (THV) in preprocedural assessment, procedure and anticipated complications during procedure. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) plays a supplemental role to guide cardiologist during procedure and helps in monitoring complications.
Methods: In this case report, we describe the TEE findings observed during a valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (ViV TAVR) procedure. The findings helped to guide the procedure, supplemented detecting a rare complication of malformed THV and thereby improved patient outcome.
Conclusion: TEE can prevent complications, detect abnormalities early, and improve patient outcome, when taken in conjunction with other imaging modalities.
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