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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 5 September 2013 > INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS > Stroke and Thrombus Formation Appending to the MitraClip™: What is the Appropriate Anticoagulation Regimen?

Stroke and Thrombus Formation Appending to the MitraClip™: What is the Appropriate Anticoagulation Regimen?

Karsten Hamm1, Sebastian Barth1, Anno Diegeler2, Sebastian Kerber1

Departments of 1Cardiology and 2Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Hospital Bad Neustadt, Germany

Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip™ system (Abbot Vascular, USA) is a promising technique for the non-surgical treatment of mitral regurgitation in special situations. The case is reported of a 72-year-old patient with history of atrial fibrillation and a severely impaired left ventricular function who underwent successful MitraClip

implantation because of functional mitral regurgitation grade 3. The patient’s postinterventional course was complicated three weeks later by a cardioembolic stroke due to thrombus formation on the MitraClip, despite receiving dual platelet therapy.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:713-715

Stroke and Thrombus Formation Appending to the MitraClip™: What is the Appropriate Anticoagulation Regimen?

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