In the present report, we describe 2 cases of endocarditis after MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) procedures. In both patients, successful bailout surgical treatment was performed despite a high-risk constellation due to significant comorbidities. These cases highlight that surgical treatment may still be an option in patients initially declined for surgical therapy and that endocarditis after MitraClip procedure might be an underrecognized complication.
Hermanns, H., Wiegerinck, E. M. A., Lagrand, W. K., Baan, J., Cocchieri, R., & Kaya, A. (2019). Two Cases of Endocarditis After MitraClip Procedure Necessitating Surgical Mitral Valve Replacement. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 107(2), e101-e103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.06.019