Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography Diagnosis of an Acute Aortic
Paravalvular Leak and Successful Treatment with Percutaneous Closure
AbstractParavalvular 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.