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EuroIntervention. 2016 Apr 20;11(13):1537-40. doi: 10.4244/EIJY14M12_04.

First-in-man report of residual "intra-clip" regurgitation between two MitraClips treated by AMPLATZER Vascular Plug II.

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Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

Abstract

AIMS:

We present here the first-in-man case report of a patient with a significant residual "intra-clip" jet treated by the implantation of an AMPLATZER Vascular Plug II.

METHODS AND RESULTS:

A 64-year-old gentleman came to our attention for mitral regurgitation (MR) recurrence four years after transcatheter mitral repair with MitraClip. After the implantation of two further MitraClips, residual intra-clip MR was present, without room for a further clip. An AMPLATZER Vascular Plug II was successfully deployed between the two clips. Final echocardiography showed residual mild MR, without any sign of mitral stenosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

This case demonstrates the feasibility of the implantation of an AMPLATZER Vascular Plug between two MitraClips to treat significant residual "intra-clip" MR, when the implantation of an adjunctive clip is not feasible. This approach may represent an effective therapeutic solution in case of a significant residual intra-clip jet.

PMID:
25493913
DOI:
10.4244/EIJY14M12_04
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