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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 5 September 2016 > CASE REPORTS > Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation in the Patched Right Ventricular Outflow Tract 51 Years after Surgical Repair for Tetralogy of Fallot

Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation in the Patched Right Ventricular Outflow Tract 51 Years after Surgical Repair for Tetralogy of Fallot

Sebastian Grundmann1, René Hoehn2, Johannes Kroll3, Jochen Grohmann2,4

1Department of Cardiology and Angiology I, Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany
2Department of Congenital Heart Defects and Pediatric Cardiology,
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany
4Electronic correspondence: jochen.grohmann@universitaets-herzzentrum.de

Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) has become a widely practiced treatment option for patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction. For this procedure, the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve has become the most widely used system. On-label indications are limited to the treatment of failing circumferential conduits. However, there is growing but

still limited experience with the off-label treatment of native or patched RVOTs. Here, the case is reported of a 57-year-old patient in whom redo-surgery for a dysfunctional pulmonary valve could be avoided by PPVI into the patched RVOT at 51 years after tetralogy of Fallot repair.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:648-650

Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation in the Patched Right Ventricular Outflow Tract 51 Years after Surgical Repair for Tetralogy of Fallot

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