Left ventricular geometry and systolic function improvement after percutaneous closure of aortic prosthetic paravalvular leak.

Eftychia Demerouti, Evangelos Leontiadis, George Karatasakis, George Athanassopoulos, Spyridon Rammos, Gregory Pavlides

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Abstract

Paravalvular leak (PVL) represents a potential complication of valve replacement surgery. The 'gold standard' treatment for patients with severe prosthetic dysfunction, hemolysis or symptoms, is surgery. Reoperative valve surgery for such patients is related to high morbidity and mortality rate. The percutaneous closure of PVL is feasible and safe, when performed at experienced interventional cardiologic centers. Herein, the case is reported of a patient who showed a significant improvement in left ventricular systolic function after transcatheter closure of an aortic prosthetic PVL with an Amplatzer duct occluder II (ADO II). A review of the current literature is also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)862-866
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume22
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Demerouti, E., Leontiadis, E., Karatasakis, G., Athanassopoulos, G., Rammos, S., & Pavlides, G. (2013). Left ventricular geometry and systolic function improvement after percutaneous closure of aortic prosthetic paravalvular leak. Unknown Journal, 22(6), 862-866.