Paravalvular leaks

Nina Wunderlich, Jennifer Franke, Stefan C. Bertog, Neil Wilson, Horst Sievert

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Paravalvular leaks are not uncommon after surgical valve replacement. Re-operation is associated with a higher risk than the initial surgery, and co-morbidities may preclude redo surgery. Therefore, percutaneous treatment options have been explored. This chapter serves to provide an overview of percutaneous paravalvular leak treatment with focus on optimal imaging, technical procedural aspects and complications. A routine case as well as a technically challenging case are presented, demonstrating important problems frequently encountered with these complex procedures, and tips and potential solutions to the management of procedural problems and difficulties are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCatheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions
Subtitle of host publicationA Knowledge-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783642276767
ISBN (Print)9783642276750
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


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