A Quick Guide to Paravalvular Leak Closure

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Paravalvular leak (PVL) is a seldomly covered aspect of structural heart disease. However, this is a condition that frequently presents after valvular replacement. This article will cover the diagnosising and treating PVL (i.e. imaging, access, and device selection). In addition, specific aspects of aortic and mitral PVL closure will be covered in this review.


Sameer Gafoor - CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany

Jennifer Franke - CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Stefan Bertog - CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany, Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota, US

Simon Lam - CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany

Laura Vaskelyte - CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany

Ilona Hofmann - CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany

Horst Sievert - Director, CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany

Predrag Matic - CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany

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