Percutaneous paravalvular leak closure: Chasing the chameleon

Fabian Nietlispach, Francesco Maisano, Paul Sorajja, Martin B. Leon, Charanjit Rihal, Ted Feldman

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

22 Scopus citations


Paravalvular leak (PVL) occurs after both surgical and transcatheter valve replacement/implantation. It can lead to haemolysis, heart failure and may increase the risk of endocarditis. Percutaneous closure has significantly less morbidity than re-operation and is therefore often the therapy of choice. Percutaneous PVL closure can make an important difference for patients and can improve patient prognosis. These procedures can be intricate and larger case series and research is needed to further develop and improve these procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3495-3502
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean heart journal
Issue number47
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Paravalvular leak
  • Percutaneous closure
  • Valvular heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Percutaneous paravalvular leak closure: Chasing the chameleon'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this