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An unexpected complication of the MitraClip device: one of the arms gets stuck inside the guide catheter in the left atrium [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(3): 281-283 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.73473

An unexpected complication of the MitraClip device: one of the arms gets stuck inside the guide catheter in the left atrium

Cüneyt Toprak, Gokhan Kahveci, Anil Avci, Cevat Kirma, Ali M Esen
Department of Cardiology, Koşuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair using the MitraClip (Abbot Vascular, USA) system is a promising technique for mitral regurgitation treatment in select high-risk surgical patients. Although the safety and efficacy of the technique have been demonstrated, a few complications of the MitraClip device have been reported. In this report, we present a rare complication that recently occurred during the performance of a MitraClip procedure in a patient with severe functional mitral regurgitation. One MitraClip arm got stuck inside the guide catheter in the left atrium and a decision was made to discontinue percutaneous intervention because the problem could not be resolved.

Keywords: Mitral valve regurgitation, MitraClip device

How to cite this article
Cüneyt Toprak, Gokhan Kahveci, Anil Avci, Cevat Kirma, Ali M Esen. An unexpected complication of the MitraClip device: one of the arms gets stuck inside the guide catheter in the left atrium. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(3): 281-283

Corresponding Author: Cüneyt Toprak, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English


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