Simultaneous aortic and mitral metallic paravalvular leaks repaired through one delivery sheath

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

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Paravalvular leaks (PVL) are a well-known complication after prosthetic valve surgery. Effective non-surgical repair techniques are being developed using several off-label transcatheter occlusive devices given that there is no unique technique applicable to repair each paravalvular leak. We describe a technique used to simultaneously repair several PVL percutaneously, in a patient with double mechanical prosthesis using a single delivery system, by taking advantage of specific anatomical factors and selecting the best applicable devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E19-E21
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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