Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
Use of the melody™ transcatheter pulmonary valve as a “Covered stent” to repair conduit perforation during pulmonary valve implantation
Conflict of interest: Nothing to report.
Correspondence to: Robert H. Pass, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore R1, 3415 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467. E-mail: Pediheart@aol.com
Right ventricular to pulmonary artery conduit tear after balloon dilation is a recognized potential complication, which can, in theory, be treated with a covered stent. We describe use of the Melody™ valve as a so-called “covered” stent for containment of bleeding from RV-PA conduit tear. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.