Wire entrapment through an aortic paravalvular leak.

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

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Paravalvular leaks are a well-known complication after prosthetic valve implantation. Those patients who become symptomatic pose a technical challenge to surgeons. Percutaneous repair has emerged as an attractive alternative to aid in the surgical closure of these defects. The technical complications encountered when attempting a transcatheter repair are of a different nature compared to those expected after a surgical procedure. We describe the case of a patient who underwent percutaneous aortic paravalvular leak repair complicated by wire entrapment through the aortic paravalvular leak.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E119-121
JournalThe Journal of invasive cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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