Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the short-and medium-term outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the self-expanding and repositionable Portico valve (St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA). Methods and results: A total of 57 patients underwent TAVR with the Portico valve between March 2012 and August 2014, representing the first-in-human experience and the entire early experience in Canada. Patients were followed up at 30 days and one year with repeat echocardiography and clinical review. Patients were 80.8±7.3 years of age, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons predicted risk of mortality was 7.7±5.7%. All patients had a valve implanted and four patients (7%) required a second valve. At 30 days, there were two deaths (3.5%), three disabling strokes (5.3%), and new pacemakers in five (8.8%) patients. Echocardiography revealed moderate/severe aortic regurgitation in two patients (3.6%). At one year, survival was 84.2% and echocardiographic findings were unchanged. Conclusions: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with the repositionable Portico valve provides satisfactory short-and medium-term haemodynamic and clinical results.
- Aortic valve stenosis
- Portico valve
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement