Postdilatation ballooning of an Edwards ELITE rapid deployment bioprosthesis for a severe paravalvular leak

Journal of Cardiac Surgery

4 Luglio Lug 2016 5 months ago
  • Gennari M, Trabattoni P, Polvani G, Agrifoglio M

Severe paravalvular leak may be observed following rapid deployment aortic valve implantation. We report an open off-label use of postdilatation ballooning of an Edwards Intuity ELITE aortic prosthesis to manage an intraoperative paravalvular leak.

Reference
Gennari M, Trabattoni P, Polvani G, Agrifoglio M. Postdilatation ballooning of an Edwards ELITE rapid deployment bioprosthesis for a severe paravalvular leak. J Card Surg 2016; Jun 27[Epub ahead of print]

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