Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 82–86 | Cite as

Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for failed mitral prosthesis: the first experience in Japan

  • Norio TadaEmail author
  • Yusuke Enta
  • Mie Sakurai
  • Tatsushi Ootomo
  • Masaki Hata
Case Report


An 82-year-old woman had a history of mitral valve replacement with a 25-mm MOSAIC (Medtronic, USA) for severe mitral regurgitation (MR) 8 years previously. Recently, she developed heart failure due to MR secondary to prosthetic valve failure. She underwent transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation with a 23-mm SAPIEN XT (Edwards Lifesciences, USA) to the prosthetic mitral valve by transapical approach. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of transcatheter valve implantation for failed mitral prosthetic valve using valve-in-valve technique in Japan.


Valve-in-valve Mitral valve replacement Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

All authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Informed consent

A written informed consent was obtained from the patient and her family along with approval from Institutional Review Board of Sendai Kousei Hospital about the case written in this paper.

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© Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norio Tada
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yusuke Enta
    • 1
  • Mie Sakurai
    • 1
  • Tatsushi Ootomo
    • 1
  • Masaki Hata
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologySendai Kousei HospitalSendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgerySendai Kousei HospitalSendaiJapan

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