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A new percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation technique for complex right ventricular outflow tracts: the "folded melody valve".
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Mar; 85(4):604-10.CC

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This article sought to describe a new modification of the Melody valve that allows percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in complex outflow tracts.

BACKGROUND

PPVI has been validated as a valuable therapeutic option for the management of patients with dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tracts (RVOT). However, complex and unfavourable RVOT anatomy continue to limit the indications for PPVI.

METHODS

Between April 2012 and November 2013, PPVI was performed in 10 patients (mean age = 16, 3 ± 5 years old) using a new modification of the Melody® valve consisting in a manual shortening of the Melody by folding the two extremities of the stent. We reviewed the results of this technique.

RESULTS

Indications were short RVOT in three patients, prevention of retrosternal compression in two patients, bioprosthetic valves in four and coronary arteries proximity in one. No complication occurred during procedures. All patients had excellent hemodynamic results [mean post PPVI RV-PA gradient was 14 ± 6 mm Hg, three patients had trivial pulmonary regurgitation (PR) and the remaining had no PR]. After a mean follow-up of 11 months (range 5-21 months), no patient had reintervention. No valve dysfunction or stent fractures were observed.

CONCLUSION

The "Folded valve technique" is a safe modification of the Melody valve. By shortening the valve, this technique allowed PPVI in short and complex RVOTs with vulnerable neighborhood.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology, Centre de Référence Malformations Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes-M3C, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Pediatric Cardiology, Paris, France; Department of Congenital Adult Cardiology, Centre de Référence Malformations Cardiaques Congénitales Complexes-M3C, George Pompidou European Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Unit for Adults with Congenital Heart Defects, Paris, France; Department of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart defects, University Hospital of Bordeaux, Pessac, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25413082

Citation

Jalal, Zakaria, et al. "A New Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation Technique for Complex Right Ventricular Outflow Tracts: the "folded Melody Valve"." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, vol. 85, no. 4, 2015, pp. 604-10.
Jalal Z, Malekzadeh-Milani S, Hofbeck M, et al. A new percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation technique for complex right ventricular outflow tracts: the "folded melody valve". Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;85(4):604-10.
Jalal, Z., Malekzadeh-Milani, S., Hofbeck, M., Al Najashi, K., Thambo, J. B., & Boudjemline, Y. (2015). A new percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation technique for complex right ventricular outflow tracts: the "folded melody valve". Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 85(4), 604-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.25747
Jalal Z, et al. A New Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation Technique for Complex Right Ventricular Outflow Tracts: the "folded Melody Valve". Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;85(4):604-10. PubMed PMID: 25413082.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A new percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation technique for complex right ventricular outflow tracts: the "folded melody valve". AU - Jalal,Zakaria, AU - Malekzadeh-Milani,Sophie, AU - Hofbeck,Michael, AU - Al Najashi,Khalid, AU - Thambo,Jean-Benoit, AU - Boudjemline,Younes, Y1 - 2014/12/05/ PY - 2014/06/09/received PY - 2014/11/15/accepted PY - 2014/11/22/entrez PY - 2014/11/22/pubmed PY - 2015/12/15/medline KW - pulmonary valve KW - stent KW - transcatheter valve SP - 604 EP - 10 JF - Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions JO - Catheter Cardiovasc Interv VL - 85 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: This article sought to describe a new modification of the Melody valve that allows percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in complex outflow tracts. BACKGROUND: PPVI has been validated as a valuable therapeutic option for the management of patients with dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tracts (RVOT). However, complex and unfavourable RVOT anatomy continue to limit the indications for PPVI. METHODS: Between April 2012 and November 2013, PPVI was performed in 10 patients (mean age = 16, 3 ± 5 years old) using a new modification of the Melody® valve consisting in a manual shortening of the Melody by folding the two extremities of the stent. We reviewed the results of this technique. RESULTS: Indications were short RVOT in three patients, prevention of retrosternal compression in two patients, bioprosthetic valves in four and coronary arteries proximity in one. No complication occurred during procedures. All patients had excellent hemodynamic results [mean post PPVI RV-PA gradient was 14 ± 6 mm Hg, three patients had trivial pulmonary regurgitation (PR) and the remaining had no PR]. After a mean follow-up of 11 months (range 5-21 months), no patient had reintervention. No valve dysfunction or stent fractures were observed. CONCLUSION: The "Folded valve technique" is a safe modification of the Melody valve. By shortening the valve, this technique allowed PPVI in short and complex RVOTs with vulnerable neighborhood. SN - 1522-726X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25413082/A_new_percutaneous_pulmonary_valve_implantation_technique_for_complex_right_ventricular_outflow_tracts:_the_"folded_melody_valve"_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.25747 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -