We report a case of a 79-year-old man with hemolytic anemia caused by a small paravalvular leak after aortic valve replacement with mechanical prosthesis. The defect was successfully treated with a vascular plug.
aCardiology Department, Green Lane Cardiovascular Service
bFaculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
cFaculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Correspondence to Dr Timothy Watson, Consultant Cardiologist, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +60 3 7967 6686; fax +60 3 7967 8841; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 12 August, 2013
Revised 1 December, 2013
Accepted 7 April, 2014