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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4854736, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4854736
Case Report

Pulmonary Hemorrhage following Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair

1Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
2Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Mirna B. Ayache; moc.liamtoh@anrimehcaya

Received 13 March 2017; Accepted 25 May 2017; Published 19 June 2017

Academic Editor: Man-Hong Jim

Copyright © 2017 Mirna B. Ayache et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Mitral valve repair with the MitraClip device has emerged as an effective treatment option for patients with severe mitral regurgitation and contraindications for surgical interventions. While the procedure is not known to cause pulmonary complications, we describe two cases of pulmonary hemorrhage following percutaneous mitral valve repair. The patients did well with supportive care and reinitiation of anticlotting agents was well tolerated after resolution of bleeding.