Cardiology in the Young

Brief Reports

Successful MitraClipTM implantation in a 15-year-old patient with multiple prior cardiac surgeries

Matthias Gorenfloa1, Hugo A. Katusa2 and Raffi Bekeredjiana2 c1

a1 Department of Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

a2 Department of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Abstract

Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair using the MitraClipTM has not been used in children. The patient in this reported case was a 15-year-old male adolescent who presented postnatally with severe aortic valve stenosis and dysplasia of the mitral valve. The boy underwent surgical valvuloplasty at the age of 3 months and an aortoventriculoplasty with three re-operations. At the age of 15 years, he developed severe mitral valve regurgitation. Owing to high surgical risks, a MitraClipTM was implanted with a reduction of mitral regurgitation from grade 4+ to 2+, translating into a rapid clinical improvement.

(Received May 03 2012)

(Accepted June 25 2012)

(Online publication September 10 2012)

Keywords

  • Mitral regurgitation;
  • mitral repair;
  • endovascular

Correspondence

c1 Correspondence to: Dr R. Bekeredjian, MD, Department of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. Tel: +49 (0)6221 5639097; Fax: +49 (0)6221 565515; E-mail: raffi.bekeredjian@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Related Content