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Dr Iqbal Malik. Consultant Cardiologist
The patient had a leak around the aortic valve replacement- a bright jet of colour seen on echocardiography.
(see upper panel)
After 3 plugs were placed around the metal frame of the valve, the leak vanished. The three plugs can be seen as black dots above and below the valve.
The echocardiogram looked much improved – the flame had gone! (see lower panel)
Dr Malik is a recognised world expert in this procedure.