Delayed improvement in valve hemodynamic performance after percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation

Authors: Rodés-Cabau, JosepHoude, ChristinePerron, Jean; Benson, Lee N.; Pibarot, Philippe
Abstract: We report the case of a 21-year-old woman with a severely stenotic pulmonary homograft who underwent percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation, with no significant change in transvalvular gradient within the 24 hours after the procedure. Major improvement in hemodynamic valve performance of more than 60% decrease in transvalvular gradient and more than 30% increase in pulmonary valve area was observed 3 months after the procedure, showing that hemodynamic improvement can occur late after pulmonary valve implantation. An echocardiogram after 3 months should be done before concluding the procedure failed and that reintervention is necessary.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 25 April 2008
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Annals of thoracic surgery : The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 85 (5), 1787–1788 (2008)
Little, Brown & Co., etc.
Alternative version: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.11.007
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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