Korean Circ J.  2021 May;51(5):474-476. 10.4070/kcj.2021.0052.

First Asian Experience with the BASILICA Technique in Failed Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve

  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea


  • Figure 1 Heights of coronary ostia and sinus of Valsalva measured in reconstructed computed tomography imaging. Coronary ostium height was defined as vertical distance between neo-annulus to coronary ostium. Sinus of Valsalva height was defined as vertical distance between neo-annulus to sinotubular junction. (A) denotes coronary height from neo-annulus to left coronary ostium (short arrow, 4.4 mm) and sinus of Valsalva height from left coronary cusp side (long arrow, 13.1 mm). (B) denotes coronary height from neo-annulus to right coronary ostium (short arrow, 7.7 mm) and sinus of Valsalva height from right coronary cusp side (long arrow, 13.9 mm).

  • Figure 2 Transcatheter bioprosthetic valve leaflet laceration using Bioprosthetic Aortic Scallop Intentional Laceration to prevent Iatrogenic Coronary Artery technique.


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