Native mitral stenosis treated with transcatheter mitral valve replacement
Jain R, Algahim MF, Bajwa TK, Khandheria BK, O'hair DP. Native Mitral Stenosis Treated With Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101(3):e75-7.
Surgical treatment of mitral stenosis with extreme calcification remains a challenge. Recently, the balloon-expandable valve prosthesis, anchored by radial force, offers a new option for these patients. We present 2 cases of transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients with severe native mitral valve stenosis and annular calcification deemed too extensive for conventional surgical techniques.