Hydrophilic polymer embolism induced acute transcatheter aortic valve thrombosis: A novel complication

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Abstract

Hydrophilic polymer coated introducer sheaths and medical devices are widely used in interventional cardiology. Despite the potential procedural advantages that these provide, a risk of polymer embolization has been recently reported. We describe the first reported case of hydrophilic polymer induced acute transcatheter aortic valve thrombosis. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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