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BACKGROUND Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) represents a useful alternative to conventional laparoscopic surgery (LS). Its potential advantages--(a quicker, safer procedure and less need to(More)
This study was conducted to assess the usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as a guide in the percutaneous transcatheter occlusion of paravalvular defects and in subsequent follow-up.(More)
BACKGROUND The percutaneous closure of mitral paravalvular leaks has been reported in patients who are poor operative candidates. Unsuccessful percutaneous closure of leaks may be related to(More)