Surgical pulmonary valve implantation

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With the increasing number of late survivors of surgeries for repair of ToF, the surgical management of the possible surgical sequelae, such as chronic pulmonary-valve insufficiency (PVI) and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, has become a frequent problem. This is a timely topic of increasing clinical interest, as shown by the fact that pulmonary-valve replacement (PVR) for PVI is the reoperation most frequently performed today in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) [1, 2]. Long-standing chronic PVI, in these patients, can result in RV dilatation and failure, increasing tricuspid regurgitation, impaired exercise performance, and supraventricular or ventricular arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Right Ventricle in Adults with Tetralogy of Fallot
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9788847023581, 8847023572, 9788847023574
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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