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Case report
Percutaneous closure of mitral perivalvular leak

Iwona Świątkiewicz, Michał Chojnicki, Marek Woźnicki, Joanna Gierach, Roland Fiszer, Sławomir Sielski, Jacek Kubica
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(7):762-764.

open access

Vol 67, No 7 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-07-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a complication observed in patients after prosthetic valve replacement. The incidence of PVL is estimated as 2-3%. The cause of PVL may be paravalvular infection, suture continuity disruption, damage of tissues around the annulus or limitation of disc mobility by thrombus or vegetation. The preferable method of treatment of PVL is surgery. Recently, percutaneous closure of PVL became an alternative method. We present a case of successfully completed percutaneous closure of PVL with the use of Amplatzer occluder device in a patient with mitral PVL.

Abstract

Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a complication observed in patients after prosthetic valve replacement. The incidence of PVL is estimated as 2-3%. The cause of PVL may be paravalvular infection, suture continuity disruption, damage of tissues around the annulus or limitation of disc mobility by thrombus or vegetation. The preferable method of treatment of PVL is surgery. Recently, percutaneous closure of PVL became an alternative method. We present a case of successfully completed percutaneous closure of PVL with the use of Amplatzer occluder device in a patient with mitral PVL.
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Keywords

paravalvular leak; mechanical mitral valve prosthesis; percutaneous intervention

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Title

Case report
Percutaneous closure of mitral perivalvular leak

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 7 (2009)

Pages

762-764

Published online

2009-07-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(7):762-764.

Keywords

paravalvular leak
mechanical mitral valve prosthesis
percutaneous intervention

Authors

Iwona Świątkiewicz
Michał Chojnicki
Marek Woźnicki
Joanna Gierach
Roland Fiszer
Sławomir Sielski
Jacek Kubica

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