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eISSN: 1643-3750

Rare complication after mitral valve replacement due to infective endocarditis (Part 2)

Elżbieta Abramczuk, Hanna Heretyk-Grabowska, Maciej Grabowski, Marcin Demkow, Adam Witkowski, Marek Konka, Tomasz Hryniewiecki

Med Sci Monit 2011; 17(7): CQ3-6

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.881831

Available online: 2011-06-21

Published: 2011-06-21


A 27-year-old woman who had undergone mitral valve replacement for infective endocarditis developed a significant paravalvular leak. Percutaneous transcatheter obliteration of the defect using an Amplatzer Vascular Plug III was undertaken, with an excellent clinical outcome.

Keywords: Mitral Valve - surgery, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation - adverse effects, Fluoroscopy, Endocarditis - surgery, Echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, Adult, Postoperative Hemorrhage - therapy, Prosthesis Failure, Septal Occluder Device



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