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Title: Hemolysis after percutaneous paravalvular leak repair
Authors: De Bruyn, Astrid
Dendale, Paul
Benit, Edouard
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, 71(5), p. 316-318
Abstract: Paravalvular leak is a common complication after surgical mitral valve replacement. Surgically implanted prosthetic valves are complicated with paravalvular leaks in 17%.(1) Surgical closure of paravalvular leaks is the most common therapy for these defects. Percutaneous closure is an alternative to repeat surgery for a selected high-risk population. We present a case of a patient who developed severe haemolytic anaemia and secondary renal failure after partially successful percutaneous closure of paravalvular leakage of a prosthetic mitral valve. The assumption is that the combination of a metallic foreign body and high shear stress caused haemolysis by damaging red blood cells.
Notes: [De Bruyn, Astrid] Univ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. [Dendale, Paul; Benit, Edouard] Jessa Hosp, Cardiol, Heartctr, Hasselt, Belgium. [Dendale, Paul] Univ Hasselt, Cardiol, Hasselt, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/22716
DOI: 10.1080/17843286.2015.1105605
ISI #: 000384674200008
ISSN: 1784-3286
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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