Transcatheter mechanical manipulation of obstructed prosthetic mitral valve in an infant

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Prosthetic valve thrombosis is a serious complication of prosthetic heart valves that typically requires either surgical intervention or systemic thrombolysis. In patients with contraindications to both treatment modalities, options can be limited. We describe an alternative approach to managing prosthetic valve thrombosis in an infant presenting in extremis with pulmonary haemorrhage. Using transoesophageal echocardiography and fluoroscopic guidance, we restored function to the infant's obstructed St. Jude prosthetic mitral valve through percutaneous transcatheter manipulation of the valve's leaflets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1747-1749
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • Catheterisation
  • heart valve prosthesis
  • prosthetic valve thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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