A quick guide to paravalvular leak closure

Sameer Gafoor, Jennifer Franke, Stefan Bertog, Simon Lam, Laura Vaskelyte, Ilona Hofmann, Horst Sievert, Predrag Matic

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Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a seldomly covered aspect of structural heart disease. However, this is a condition that frequently presents after valvular replacement. This article will cover the diagnosising and treating PVL (i.e. imaging, access, and device selection). In addition, specific aspects of aortic and mitral PVL closure will be covered in this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalInterventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research, Resources
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015


  • Aortic
  • Closure
  • Leak
  • Mitral
  • Paravalvar
  • Paravalvar leak closure
  • Paravalvular
  • Paravalvular leak closure
  • Plug
  • Regurgitation
  • Severe
  • Valve


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