Pulmonary Valve Replacement with Balloon-Expandable Prosthesis under Direct Vision: A Novel Therapeutic Approach

Yi Lin, Joseph A. Dearani, Donald J. Hagler, Rakesh M. Suri

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A 57-year-old woman with a history of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and hypoplastic pulmonary arteries was referred for a fifth redo sternotomy for right ventricular outflow conduit replacement. Traditional pulmonary valve replacement was aborted during the procedure because of heavy calcification, and the pulmonary valve was replaced with a SAPIEN XT stent valve under direct vision. We believe this is the first application of a balloon-expandable stent valve in the pulmonary valve position under direct vision. It provides a novel therapeutic approach to recurrent pulmonary valve dysfunction in adult congenital heart diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1576-1577
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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