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Journal of Structural Heart Disease, February 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1:21-24
DOI: 10.12945/j.jshd.2019.003.18

Transcatheter Intervention for Paravalvular Leak in Mitroflow Bioprosthetic Pulmonary Valve

Vishal R. Kaley, MBBS, MD1, E. Oliver Aregullin, MD, FAAP1,2, Bennett P. Samuel, MHA, BSN, RN1, Joseph Vettukattil, MBBS, MD, DNB, CCST, FRCPCH1,2*

1 Congenital Heart Center, Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
2 Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA


Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a complication caused by development of gaps due to dehiscence between the annulus and implanted valve. Clinically significant PVL in bioprosthetic pulmonary valves are extremely rare. Currently, surgical intervention is the first line of treatment. However, surgery is associated with greater risk for morbidity and mortality when compared to primary repair or valve replacement. We present a 22-yearold male who underwent successful transcatheter intervention for pulmonary PVL with hemodynamic and symptomatic improvement.


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Cite this article as: Kaley VR, Aregullin EO, Samuel BP, Vettukattil J. Transcatheter Intervention for Paravalvular Leak in Mitroflow Bioprosthetic Pulmonary Valve. Structural Heart Disease 2019;5(1):21-24. DOI: 10.12945/j.jshd.2019.003.18

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