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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 61, Issue 8, pp 483–484 | Cite as

Repair of mitral paravalvular leak with double left atrial wall folding

  • Gokhan Lafci
  • Hikmet Selcuk Gedik
  • Kemal Korkmaz
  • Adnan Yalcinkaya
  • Emre Yasar
  • Kerim CagliEmail author
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Abstract

Mitral paravalvular leaks can be repaired by alternative repair techniques instead of direct suture repair of the leak site. We report our technique of double left atrial wall folding for repair of posterior mitral paravalvular leaks.

Keywords

Paravalvular leak Atrial folding Repair 

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Copyright information

© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gokhan Lafci
    • 1
  • Hikmet Selcuk Gedik
    • 2
  • Kemal Korkmaz
    • 2
  • Adnan Yalcinkaya
    • 1
  • Emre Yasar
    • 1
  • Kerim Cagli
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryTurkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hastanesi HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryAnkara Numune Education and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey

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