Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;93(6):2058-60. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.11.064.

Mitral stenosis caused by an amplatzer occluder device used to treat a paravalvular leak.

Author information

  • 1Division of Cardiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA.


Paravalvular leaks following valve replacement can result in heart failure and hemolysis. Surgical intervention is the treatment of choice, but it carries substantial risk of morbidity and mortality. Percutaneous techniques using devices designed for congenital heart disease are increasingly applied to the treatment of paravalvular leaks. We present the case of a mitral paravalvular leak treated with an Amplatzer occluder device. Unfortunately, the device occluded flow through the mitral valve, resulting in symptomatic mitral stenosis requiring surgical intervention.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center