Bail out use of the gore excluder following pulmonary conduit rupture during transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement

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Correspondence to: Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, MPH, Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612. E-mail: ZHijazi@rush.edu

Abstract

This report describes the use of the Gore Excluder self-expanding stent to successfully exclude a contained right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit rupture during transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (tPVR). This stent was designed for percutaneous abdominal aortic aneurysm exclusion; however, its use in this setting allowed progression to tPVR following conduit rupture without the need for emergent surgery. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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