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E-ONLY: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases
Melody valve implantation in the pulmonary and tricuspid position
Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 82, Issue 7, pages E944–E946, 1 December 2013
How to Cite
Petit, C. J., Justino, H. and Ing, F. F. (2013), Melody valve implantation in the pulmonary and tricuspid position. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 82: E944–E946. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24764
- Issue published online: 20 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 17 AUG 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 29 NOV 2012 01:29PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 2 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 SEP 2012
- valve implantation;
- tricuspid valve;
- pulmonary valve
Percutaneous implantation of valved stents is now routinely performed to treat pulmonary valve regurgitation and stenosis. In addition, there are isolated reports of implantation of valved stents in the tricuspid position to treat prosthetic tricuspid stenosis or regurgitation when a prosthetic valve ring exists. We present a case in which a patient with combined severe tricuspid valve and pulmonary valve disease was successfully treated with sequential implantation of percutaneous valved stents in a single procedure. The procedure was straightforward, of short duration, and dramatically improved the patient's functional status. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.