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Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases
Embolization of radiopaque tip component of clip delivery system of MitraClip device: A rare complication with successful percutaneous retrieval
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 4, pages 636–642, March 2013
How to Cite
Casserly, I. P., Salcedo, E. and Carroll, J. (2013), Embolization of radiopaque tip component of clip delivery system of MitraClip device: A rare complication with successful percutaneous retrieval. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: 636–642. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24450
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 18 APR 2012 04:49AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 23 FEB 2012
- congestive heart failure;
- valvular heart disease
This case report describes a rare complication that occurred during the performance of a MitraClip procedure. Following deployment of the clip, the portion of the device that attaches the clip to the clip delivery system (CDS), referred to as the radiopaque tip, embolized to the left atrium during removal of the CDS through the guide catheter. The percutaneous strategy that was used to successfully retrieve the radiopaque tip is described and discussed.© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.