Author + information
- Yasir Abdul Ghaffar, MD,
- Yasmin Hamirani, MD,
- Mohammad Adnan Alkhouli, MD,
- Chris Cook, MD and
- Partho P. Sengupta, MD∗ (, )@ppsengupta1
- Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Partho P. Sengupta, West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-8059.
The authors report a case of 85-year-old male undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), whose intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram was concerning for ascending aortic dissection. Further imaging, however, delineated this to be an aortic valve tendon and the TAVR was accomplished successfully. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)
- aortic dissection
- aortic stenosis
- aortic valve tendon
- congenital aortic band
- supra-aortic membrane
- transcatheter aortic valve replacement
- transesophageal echocardiography
Dr. Sengupta is an advisor to Heart Sciences, Ultromics, and Hitachi. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received May 4, 2019.
- Accepted May 4, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors