MitraClip Procedure in Unusual Heart Position

  • Gian Paolo Ussia
  • Valeria Cammalleri
  • Salvatore Scandura
  • Corrado Tamburino
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Abstract

We describe two cases in which altered thoracic and cardiac anatomy complicated the MitraClip procedure. In the first case, the patient had a prior pneumonectomy which caused rotational displacement of the heart in the mediastinum. The case illustrates the adjustments required for appropriate transseptal puncture. In the second case, transesophageal imaging was adversely affected by a malignancy.

Keywords

Mitral regurgitation MitraClip Pneumonectomy Mesothelioma 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian Paolo Ussia
    • 1
  • Valeria Cammalleri
    • 1
  • Salvatore Scandura
    • 1
  • Corrado Tamburino
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisione Clinicizzata di CardiologiaA.O.U. Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Universià di CataniaCataniaItaly

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