Mechanical valve dysfunction after percutaneous perimitral leak closure: Salvage by percutaneous occluder retrieval

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Percutaneous closure of perivalvular regurgitation may be complicated by prosthetic valve impingement and dysfunction. We describe a patient with two perimitral defects who developed severe mitral stenosis due to mitral leaflet impingement after percutaneous implantation of three amplatzer muscular ventricular septal defect occluder devices. The largest amplatzer occluder device was successfully snared with restoration of normal prosthetic valve motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-881
Number of pages6
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1 2010



  • Mechanical valves
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Occluder devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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