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Online ISSN 1827-1812
Konstantinos AZNAOURIDIS, Manolis VAVURANAKIS, Christodoulos STEFANADIS, Dimitris TOUSOULIS
1st Department of Cardiology, Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
We report a case of an 83-year-old female with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse, who was treated with trans-catheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI). Due to a hyperdynamic “ballerina foot” pattern of left ventricular contraction, the extra stiff wire was repeatedly ejected from the left ventricle into the aorta at systole. Finally, the wire was stabilized after a special curvature accommodating the “ballerina foot” shape of the left ventricle at systole was made. A CoreValve bioprosthesis was then successfully implanted.