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Mitral and aortic valve prosthetic endocarditis after percutaneous closure of mitral paravalvular leak.
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PMID:  23336916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 67-year-old man presented to our hospital with massive mitral and aortic valve prosthetic endocarditis 2 months after transcatheter percutaneous closure of a mitral paravalvular leak with an Amplatzer duct occluder device (AGA Medical Corp, Plymouth MN). He underwent successful reoperation for valve prosthesis replacement and reconstruction of the anterior fibrous trigone. Although transcatheter treatment of periprosthetic valve defects has been shown to be feasible, follow-up data are still limited. This procedure should be reserved only for patients who are not eligible for open surgical procedures and those with small periprosthetic defects.
Pietro Giorgio Malvindi; Giuseppe Maria Raffa; Antioco Cappai; Alessandro Barbone; Alessio Basciu; Fabrizio Settepani; Enrico Citterio; Diego Ornaghi; Giuseppe Tarelli; Ettore Vitali
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e45-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Italy. Electronic address:
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