Transcatheter mechanical manipulation of obstructed prosthetic mitral valve in an infant

Yousef Arar, Jeff Hong, Surendranath Veeram Reddy

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Abstract

Prosthetic valve thrombosis is a serious complication of prosthetic heart valves that typically requires either surgical intervention or systemic thrombolysis. In patients with contraindications to both treatment modalities, options can be limited. We describe an alternative approach to managing prosthetic valve thrombosis in an infant presenting in extremis with pulmonary haemorrhage. Using transoesophageal echocardiography and fluoroscopic guidance, we restored function to the infant's obstructed St. Jude prosthetic mitral valve through percutaneous transcatheter manipulation of the valve's leaflets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1747-1749
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Catheterisation
  • heart valve prosthesis
  • prosthetic valve thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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