Use of the melody™ transcatheter pulmonary valve as a “Covered stent” to repair conduit perforation during pulmonary valve implantation

Authors

  • Joseph Mahgerefteh MD,

    1. Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
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  • Nicole J. Sutton MD,

    1. Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
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  • Robert H. Pass MD

    Corresponding author
    • Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
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  • 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

Abstract

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.

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