Failed bioprosthetic tricuspid valve replacement treated with transcatheter valve in valve repair

Tara Talebi-Talghian BS, Cihan Cevik MD, Peter Lee Walinsky MD


Tricuspid bioprosthetic valve failure may lead to right-sided heart failure and is traditionally managed with surgical valve replacement. However, the substantial mortality risk associated with reoperation for failed tricuspid bioprosthesis prompts the need for less invasive alternatives. Transcatheter valve-in-valve (TViV) implantation presents a promising minimally invasive option for patients with failing bioprosthetic valves. This case involves a 32-year-old man with a history of recurrent failed bioprosthetic tricuspid valves who underwent successful percutaneous TViV implantation using a 29 mm Edwards Sapien S3 valve, resulting in marked clinical and hemodynamic improvement. This case contributes essential insights to the limited literature on TViV in the tricuspid position, particularly in patients with complex surgical histories. The high procedural success rate and substantial improvement in valve function underscore the potential of TViV as an effective alternative to surgical replacement for failed tricuspid bioprosthetic valves.

Keywords: Transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement; tricuspid valve-in-valve; bioprosthetic tricuspid valve; tricuspid valve stenosis


Article citation: Talebi-Talghian T, Cevik C, Walinsky PL. Failed bioprosthetic tricuspid valve replacement treated with transcatheter valve in valve repair. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2024;12(51):18–20
From: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (TTT), Parker, CO; Department of Cardiology (CC), Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs, CO; Department of Cardiac Surgery (PLW), Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs, CO
Submitted: 4/1/2024
Accepted: 4/15/2024
Conflicts of interest: none
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