Aortic annular rupture is one of the most feared complications of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This complication often presents as sudden cardiac tamponade with hypotension and requires urgent intervention. The traditional rescue strategy for such cases is emergency surgical intervention, yet the mortality remains high considering most patients who undergo TAVR are not candidates for open heart surgery. As such, there is a need for percutaneous alternatives to treat this critical complication. Here, we describe a case of annular rupture during TAVR that was successfully treated with coil embolization at the rupture site. This case illustrates the use of coil embolization as a treatment strategy in patients with acute aortic annular rupture who are at high-risk for surgical intervention.
- Aortic valve disease
- Structural heart disease intervention
- Transcatheter valve implantation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine