A new technique of managing paravalvular leak using a folding pericardium patch.

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Summary of "A new technique of managing paravalvular leak using a folding pericardium patch."

Paravalvular leakage (PVL) is one of the most well-recognised complications of prosthetic valve replacement. The size of the leakage is usually about one to two stitches. We would like to introduce a new technique to manage this complication by using a folding pericardium patch, which can surely overcome the disadvantage of second-time valve replacement. By now, we have applied this new technique to at least four cases, all of them worked well. Thus, we present our new technique that can be considered as a good alternative management of intraoperative PVLs, especially in aortic position.


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Name: Journal of cardiac surgery
ISSN: 1540-8191


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