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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 6 November 2017 > CASE REPORTS > MitraClip® Implantation Under Cerebral Protection: A Case Report

MitraClip® Implantation Under Cerebral Protection: A Case Report

Julia Pohl1,2, Peter Luedike1, Rolf Alexander Jánosi1, Tienush Rassaf1

1University Hospital Essen, West German Heart and Vascular Center, Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Essen, Germany
2Electronic correspondence:

MitraClip® implantation is commonly used in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and who are at high risk for surgical mitral valve repair. The occurrence of stroke or transient ischemic attack is a potential complication in patients undergoing MitraClip implantation, and incidences of up to 2.6% have been reported. Herein is reported the case of an 84-year-old woman with severe MR and a thin filamentous structure


at the rim of the left atrial appendage of unknown etiology. Due to a high surgical risk, the heart team decided to perform endovascular mitral valve repair using the MitraClip procedure. In order to prevent stroke, the implantation procedure was performed using a cerebral protection system.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:728-730

MitraClip® Implantation Under Cerebral Protection: A Case Report

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