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Revista argentina de cardiología

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NAU, Gerardo et al. Percutaneous Closure of Mitral Paravalvular LeakPercutaneous Closure of Mitral Paravalvular Leak. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2011, vol.79, n.6, pp.537-540. ISSN 1850-3748.

The development of mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) after mitral valve replacement is an uncommon complication with severe symptoms. The surgical repair of this condition has high morbidity and mortality; for this reason, several percutaneous techniques have been attempted with success rates between 60% and 90%. We describe the case of a young female patient with multiple mitral valve surgeries, who presented limiting dyspnea and hemolytic anemia. The PVL was closed using a specially designed Amplatzer III device under three-dimensional echocardiography. After 3 months of follow-up, the PVL remains completely excluded and the patient is asymptomatic.

Keywords : Heart Valve Prosthesis; Prosthesis Failure; Percutaneous Closure.

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