Late subannular aortic root rupture following transcatheter aortic valve implantation presenting as ST elevation myocardial infarction.
Harper AR., Dawkins S., Newton JD.
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has transformed the treatment of severe aortic stenosis. Here, we present a case of late aortic root rupture presenting as ST-elevation myocardial infarction five weeks following successful TAVI. Aortic root rupture is a rare complication of TAVI, which occurs in ∼1% of procedures and usually arises during or soon after the procedure and is associated with high mortality (∼50%). Early recognition of late-presenting complications related to TAVI, including aortic root rupture, is essential for specialists and nonspecialists. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.