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Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
Stent strut breakage using high-pressure balloons for bifurcation stenting and subsequent percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement using the Edwards Sapien THV
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2013
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 82, Issue 5, pages 834–837, 1 November 2013
How to Cite
Violini, R., Vairo, U. and Hijazi, Z. M. (2013), Stent strut breakage using high-pressure balloons for bifurcation stenting and subsequent percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement using the Edwards Sapien THV. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 82: 834–837. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24654
- Issue published online: 26 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 13 SEP 2012 03:47AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUL 2012
- transcatheter valve replacement;
This report describes the use of the Edwards Sapien THV in a patient who had a short regurgitant/stenotic homograft with early bifurcation stenoses of the pulmonary arteries. A 48-mm AndraStent was positioned in the right pulmonary artery-homograft jailing the left pulmonary artery (LPA). To have an unobstructed access to the LPA, the stent strut leading to the LPA was broken using high-pressure balloon. A 23-mm Edwards Sapien THV was positioned in the stented homograft just proximal to the LPA origin with resolution of the stenosis and regurgitation. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.