Patients undergoing right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction are subject to valve and cusp degeneration later in life, requiring further intervention to alleviate the pulmonary regurgitation that ensues. In these cases, percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation can be an effective alternative to surgery; however, since the indications have been limited to dysfunctional valved conduits, only a small number of patients have access to this treatment option. We present the case of an 18-year-old male with a patch-enlarged right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit who underwent pulmonary valve implantation using two Melody transcatheter pulmonary valves (Medtronic, Inc) into the proximal right and left branch pulmonary arteries.

A concert in the heart. Bilateral melody valve implantation in the branch pulmonary arteries.

MILANESI, ORNELLA
2013

Abstract

Patients undergoing right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction are subject to valve and cusp degeneration later in life, requiring further intervention to alleviate the pulmonary regurgitation that ensues. In these cases, percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation can be an effective alternative to surgery; however, since the indications have been limited to dysfunctional valved conduits, only a small number of patients have access to this treatment option. We present the case of an 18-year-old male with a patch-enlarged right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit who underwent pulmonary valve implantation using two Melody transcatheter pulmonary valves (Medtronic, Inc) into the proximal right and left branch pulmonary arteries.
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