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Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography Diagnosis of an Acute Aortic Paravalvular Leak and Successful Treatment with Percutaneous Closure
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  • Lingcan Tan,
  • Qiao Li,
  • Yuan Feng,
  • Haibo Song
Lingcan Tan
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Qiao Li
Sichuan University West China Hospital
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Yuan Feng
West China Hospital, Sichuan University
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Haibo Song
Department of Anesthesiology
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Paravalvular Leaks are well-recognized complications after artificial valve replacement and sometimes can be fatal. Symptomatic periprosthetic leaks are closely associated with increased mobility and mortality. Herein, we report the use of transesophageal echocardiogram diagnosis of aortic paravalvular leak after aortic valve replacement and successful percutaneous closure of leak. This case report highlights the role of transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosis of aortic prosthesis leak, and confirms the validity of interventional transcatheter repair.