Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 133--136

Aorto-right ventricular fistula following percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Case report and literature review


Monoj K Konda1, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta2, Jerry W Pratt4, David Martin4, Vishal Gupta2 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine; Department of Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery, Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

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Dr. Monoj K Konda
5813, Apt 3B, Sandalwood Dr., Gull Run, Kalamazoo, MI - 49048
USA

An 88-year-old woman with a prior history of aortic stenosis and history of valvuloplasty presented with worsening symptoms of heart failure and dizziness. She underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) without complications. Follow-up echocardiograms revealed a small fistula connecting aorta to the right ventricle. The patient was initially asymptomatic but 3 months later developed overload of the right ventricle and heart failure and chose to continue medical therapy. She died of progressive heart failure at 9 months from onset of fistula. Aorto-right ventricular fistula is a rare complication of TAVR with only four cases reported in literature thus far.


How to cite this article:
Konda MK, Kalavakunta JK, Pratt JW, Martin D, Gupta V. Aorto-right ventricular fistula following percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Case report and literature review.Heart Views 2017;18:133-136


How to cite this URL:
Konda MK, Kalavakunta JK, Pratt JW, Martin D, Gupta V. Aorto-right ventricular fistula following percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Case report and literature review. Heart Views [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 17 ];18:133-136
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