The video is TV news report about our joint masterclass of transcatheter paravalvular leak closure, where patients receive a operation using a unique occluder Occlutech PLD. The procedure minimizes risks and complications, improves the quality of life for patients who have undergone previous surgeries.
00:57 This is a joint international work of Interventional cardiologists. Ufa surgeons performed 4 unique heart surgeries under the guidance of a professor from Italy. Four patients have already had an open operation, and a second open re-operation is dangerous because it is associated with higher risks. Under guidance of a professor Onorato we implanted an unique occluder that will help close the leak near the heart valve resulting from non-healing of a mechanical prosthesis.
01:53 Philips Echonavigator Hybrid visualisation (fluoroscopy with echocardiography) benefits are:
- Fluoroscopy gives a picture of instruments to close PVL
- Echocardiography gives a picture of flows and soft tissues on the same image with the fluoroscopy.
This combination allows:
- To choose the best plane to cross paravalvular leak
- To find the leak without contrast
- Decrease x-ray exposure