First Surgical Melody Valve-In-Valve Implantation for Early Degeneration in Mitral Position

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Abstract

Congenital mitral valve disease is a real challenge in infants and small children. The implantation of expandable stented valves in mitral position has become one of the options of choice in consideration of their acceptable short-term expandable durability and subsequent feasibility of balloon expansion of these devices. We report the first case of a surgical Melody valve-in-valve procedure for early Melody valve degeneration in the mitral position. The result was good, and the procedure safe, rapid, and without an increased risk when a mechanical valve implantation will be necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e169-e170
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume105
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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