First-in-man treatment of a degenerated mitral surgical valve with the mechanical expanding Lotus™ valve

EuroIntervention 2016;12:515-518 published online ahead of print September 2015. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY15M09_08

Ulrich Schäfer
Ulrich Schaefer1*, MD; Lenard Conradi2, MD; Edith Lubos1, MD; Florian Deuschl1, MD; Niklas Schofer1, MD; Hendrik Treede2, MD; Johannes Schirmer2, MD; Beatrice Vogel2, MD; Hermann Reichenspurner2, MD; Stefan Blankenberg1, MD
1. Division of Cardiology, University Heart Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; 2. Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Heart Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Percutaneous placement of transcatheter heart valves for treatment of degenerated surgical valves in the aortic and mitral position is an emerging therapy for selected high-risk patients. Here we describe in detail the first

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