Feasibility and Short-Term Outcomes of Percutaneous Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Small (<30 kg) Children With Dysfunctional Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Conduits

  • Berman D
  • McElhinney D
  • Vincent J
 et al. 
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: In 2010, the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) received Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract conduits in patients ≥30 kg. Limited data are available regarding use of this device in smaller patients.

METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated technical and short-term clinical outcomes of 25 patients
CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous TPV replacement can be performed in small children with good procedural and early hemodynamic results in the majority of patients.

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  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Congenital
  • Heart Defects
  • Pulmonary Valve

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Authors

  • Darren P. Berman

  • Doff B. McElhinney

  • Julie A. Vincent

  • William E. Hellenbrand

  • Evan M. Zahn

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