Transcatheter Closures for Fistula Tract and Paravalvular Leak after Mitral Valve Replacement and Tricuspid Annuloplasty

Abstract

Paravalvular leaks (PVLs) often occur after surgical valve replacement. Surgical reoperation has been the gold standard of therapy for PVLs, but it carries a higher operative risk and an increased incidence of re-leaks compared to the initial surgery. In high surgical risk patients with appropriate geometries, transcatheter closure of PVLs could be an alternative to redo-surgery. Here, we report a case of successful staged transcatheter closures of a fistula tract between the aorta and right atrium, and mitral PVLs after mitral valve replacement and tricuspid annuloplasty.

DOI: 10.4070/kcj.2014.44.1.49

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