We describe the case of a 69-year-old man with a history of bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement who presented with Corynebacterium striatum prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) complicated by severe aortic insufficiency with refractory cardiogenic shock despite antibiotic therapy. He was considered a prohibitive-risk surgical candidate due to co-morbid conditions and off-label valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was performed after detailed multidisciplinary evaluation. He recovered well without recurrent infection following completion of antibiotics and transthoracic echocardiogram at 12 months showed a normal functioning prosthetic valve. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of native or PVE treated with TAVR.
- interventional cardiology
- valvar diseases
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Contributors SYN and IGS wrote the case. CN edited the case. TS edited the case and was the physician responsible for the patient care.
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Competing interests None declared.
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