Mitral paravalvular leak closure

Mohammed Al-Hijji, Mackram F. Eleid

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Paravalvular prosthetic leak (PVL) is a serious condition that can occur in 6% to 15% of surgical prosthetic valves or annuloplasty rings secondary to degeneration and loss of integrity of the annular tissue. Moderate-to-severe PVL is associated with increased morbidity and mortality if left untreated. Patients with chronic mitral PVL usually present with clinical heart failure and/or hemolytic anemia. PVL can be treated with surgical repair or replacement or with percutaneous closure. This chapter will focus on mitral PVL closure and the different techniques involved in the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Structural Heart Interventions
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780323672788
ISBN (Print)9780323756242
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Mitral prosthesis
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Paravalvular leak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Mitral paravalvular leak closure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this