An additional maneuver to repair mitral paravalvular leak

Al Halees, Zohair
March 2011
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Mar2011, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p410
Academic Journal
Abstract: Paravalvular leaks still occur following prosthetic valvular replacement. When the leaks are large or are causing symptoms or hemolysis, they require closure. Multiple techniques, including transcatheter interventions, are described in the literature to deal with the problem. This article describes a simple surgical technique that can secure closure of mitral paravalvular leaks in the vicinity of the coronary sinus.


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