Short Communication, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 6 Issue: 6
Significant Iatrogenic High Flow AV-Communication after MitraClip Treated with Endovascular Covered Stent
Received: November 13, 2017 Accepted: December 05, 2017 Published: December 09, 2017
Citation: Chourdakis E, Koniari I, Hauptmann KE, Nikolaos K, Hahalis G (2017) Significant Iatrogenic High Flow AV-Communication after MitraClip Treated with Endovascular Covered Stent . Int J Cardiovasc Res 6:6. doi: 10.4172/2324-8602.1000331
The percutaneous mitral valve repair therapy (MitraClip) constitutes an alternative for high peri- operative risk patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation. Various complications, especially access -related have been described post mitraclip procedure as iatrogenic femoral arteriovenous fistulas with an incidence approximately of 0.1-1.5% following cardiac catheterization. We report a case of a 84-year-old male with a high flow AVcommunication at the puncture site after mitral clip procedure accompanied with decompensated heart failure symptoms and NTproBNP increase treated with endovascular covered stent.