A tear of the right ventricular outflow tract during pulmonary valvuloplasty treated by transcatheter sapien valve implantation
Congenital Heart Disease, 07/05/2012
Kefer J et al. – 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.