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.
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
E72 - E74
acute myocardial infarction/STEMI, aortic valve disease, percutaneous intervention, transcatheter valve implantation, Aged, Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction, Aortic Rupture, Aortic Valve Stenosis, Coronary Angiography, Fatal Outcome, Humans, Male, ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Severity of Illness Index, Shock, Cardiogenic, Time Factors, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Treatment Outcome