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Transcatheter therapy of degenerated surgical biological aortic and mitral valves (Valve-in-Valve TAVI).

Patients who have had a surgical biological valve replacement in the aortic or mitral valve area can also be treated with a transcatheter heart valve (valve-in-valve TAVI) if the heart valve has worn out (degenerated) over the years.

Overview

In the area of the aortic valve, the procedure is largely identical to a normal transcatheter aortic valve implantation (see TAVI). If there is a risk of coronary artery occlusion, the procedure can additionally be performed using the BASILICA technique.

In the area of the mitral valve, the access route differs. The procedure is performed via the inguinal vein and via the atrial septum.

If anatomically suitable, patients whose mitral valve has been surgically repaired and a mitral ring implanted (mitral valve reconstruction) can also be treated. The procedure is also performed via the inguinal vein and the atrial septum (valve-in-ring TAVI).

Before the procedure

A LAMPOON technique may be necessary to prepare for the procedure. This technique is offered at the USZ and only in a few other clinics worldwide.

For patients

You can either register yourself or be referred by your primary care physician, specialist.

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15

For referrals

University Hospital Zurich
Universitäres Herzzentrum Zürich
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zürich

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15