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Catheter-based treatment of paravalvular leaks

EuroIntervention 2016;12:X55-X60. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV12SXA11

1. University Heart Center, UniversitätsSpital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 2. San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy; 3. University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

The incidence of paravalvular leaks after surgical valve replacement is estimated to be 2-17%. Paravalvular leaks (PVL) can be asymptomatic and not require treatment or can cause haemolysis or heart failure. If symptomatic or

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