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- Severino Iesu, MD,
- Francesco Vigorito, MD,
- Giuseppe Iuliano, MD,
- Paolo Masiello, MD and
- Rodolfo Citro, MD, PhD∗ ()
- Cardiovascular Department, University Hospital San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona, Largo Città d’Ippocrate, Salerno, Italy
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Rodolfo Citro, Cardiovascular Department, University Hospital San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona, Heart Tower—Room 807, Largo Città d’Ippocrate, 84131 Salerno, Italy.
The authors report the case of an 87-year-old man undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement via transfemoral approach who developed a life-threatening complication, i.e., fistulization between the aortic root and the left atrium, which was successfully treated by surgery. At 6-month follow-up, the clinical course was uneventful. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received April 15, 2019.
- Revision received June 3, 2019.
- Accepted June 14, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors