Cerebral protection against left ventricular thrombus during transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a patient with critical aortic stenosis

Peeyush M. Grover, Brian P. O'Neill, Omaida Velazquez, Alan W. Heldman, William W. O'Neill, Mauricio G. Cohen

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is an increasingly common treatment of critical aortic stenosis. Many aortic stenosis patients have concomitant left ventricular dysfunction, which can instigate the formation of thrombus resistant to anticoagulation. Recent trials evaluating transcatheter aortic valve replacement have excluded patients with left ventricular thrombus. We present a case in which an 86-year-old man with known left ventricular thrombus underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement under cerebral protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-480
Number of pages4
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 8 2013



  • Aortic valve stenosis/therapy
  • Cerebral infarction/etiology
  • Embolic protection devices
  • Heart valve prosthesis implantation
  • Intracranial embolism/prevention and control
  • Stroke/etiology
  • Thrombus, left ventricular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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