A novel method for closing the percutaneous transapical access tract using coils and gelatin matrix

Claudia A. Martinez, Robert Rosen, Howard Cohen, Carlos E. Ruiz

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Abstract

A patient with a symptomatic mitral paravalvular leak was successfully treated by implantation of an Amplatzer (16 mm) occluder device (AGA Medical, Plymouth, Minnesota) at the defect via percutaneous direct transapical puncture of the left ventricle. We describe a novel technique for closure and immediate hemostasis of the transapical access tract, comprising two stainless steel coils deployed across the myocardial wound and a hemostatic matrix injected at the epicardium and within the subcutaneous tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E107-E109
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume22
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Direct left ventricular access
  • Mitral paravalvular leak
  • Ventricular access closure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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