Combined retrograde/antegrade approach to transcatheter closure of an aortic paravalvular leak

Abdulla A. Damluji, Husnu E. Kaynak, Alan W. Heldman

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Abstract

New interventional techniques have made transcatheter closure of aortic paravalvular leaks a viable therapeutic option to treat the sequelae of these defects, including congestive heart failure and hemolysis. We report the transcatheter closure of an aortic paravalvular leak via a combined retrograde/antegrade approach. This was necessary because of difficulty in crossing the defect with a sheath from the retrograde approach. This technique might be useful in application to other difficult structural heart interventions. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a treated paravalvular leak around a Mitroflow® Aortic Pericardial Heart Valve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-447
Number of pages5
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic valve
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart valve prosthesis
  • Percutaneous closure
  • Transesophageal
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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