Title: A Tear of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract during Pulmonary Valvuloplasty Treated by Transcatheter Sapien Valve Implantation
Authors: Kefer, Joelle ×
Gewillig, Marc
Sluysmans, Thierry #
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Publisher: Blackwell Pub.
Series Title: Congenital Heart Disease vol:8 issue:4 pages:E111-4
Article number: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2012.00691.x
Abstract: A 74-year-old woman was treated by balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty for a symptomatic restenosis 30 years after surgical commissurotomy. The valve dilatation was complicated by a rupture of the right ventricular outflow tract, treated in emergency by a covered stent implantation. The hemodynamic situation was improved, but the free pulmonary regurgitation was leading to a symptomatic right ventricular enlargement. Because surgery was not a good option in this patient at high risk, restoration of pulmonary valve competence was performed by a transcatheter Sapien valve implantation. Transcatheter approach allowed to treat the severe complication of pulmonary valvuloplasty without risk associated with an emergent and redo surgery in a high-risk patient.
ISSN: 1747-079X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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