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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Nov 1;82(5):824-7. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25044. Epub 2013 Aug 9.

Perventricular Melody valve implantation in a 12 kg child.

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Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

Transcatheter pulmonic valve implantation has emerged as a safe and effective alternative to valve surgery in patients with surgically corrected congenital heart disease. In cases where the transcatheter approach has failed, or was thought to be technically challenging, a hybrid approach to pulmonic valve implantation has been described. This approach involves a small subxyphoid incision made by the cardiac surgeon and implantation of the pulmonic valve through the appropriate delivery sheath through this incision. Here we describe a case of a successful implantation of a Melody valve in a 12 kg child with tetralogy of Fallot. To our knowledge this is the smallest child to have undergone this procedure reported.

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pediatric interventions; pulmonary angiography; right ventricle; valvular heart disease

PMID:
23723129
DOI:
10.1002/ccd.25044
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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