Percutaneous closure of perivalvular leaks with Amplatzer occluders: feasibility, safety, and shortterm results.

@article{Shapira2007PercutaneousCO,
  title={Percutaneous closure of perivalvular leaks with Amplatzer occluders: feasibility, safety, and shortterm results.},
  author={Yaron Shapira and Rafael Hirsch and Ran Kornowski and David Hasdai and Abid R Assali and Mordehay Vaturi and Horst Sievert and Ralph Hein and Alexander Battler and Alex Sagie},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={305-13}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Perivalvular leak (PVL) may have significant hemodynamic and/or hematological consequences, and re-do surgery is associated with considerable mortality and morbidity. Herein are reviewed the short-term results of percutaneous closure of PVLs using the Amplatzer occluder. METHODS Eleven patients (five males, six females; mean age 59.7 +/- 7.3 years; range: 46-67 years) were referred for percutaneous closure of PVL using the Amplatzer occluder. Patients presented… CONTINUE READING
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