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Early percutaneous valve failure within bioprosthetic tricuspid tissue valve replacements.
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PMID:  22915552     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To describe cases of percutaneous valve failure following implantation of the Medtronic Melody™ and the Edwards Sapien™ valve in the tricuspid position. BACKGROUND: There have been recent reports of the use of percutaneously delivered valves to manage failing bioprosthetic tricuspid valves. Total patient numbers remain small and follow times are limited. METHODS: We describe four cases in three patients from two centres where implantation of percutaneous valves within the scaffold of a bioprosthetic tricuspid valve was technically successful but there was early valve failure. RESULTS: In all cases immediate results suggested excellent valve function however valve failure occurred early in three and later in one. Two patients elected for valve explantation and surgical placement of a further tricuspid valve. The third patient underwent a second percutaneous valve-in-valve procedure though this valve is also showing early signs of failure. CONCLUSIONS: Transcatheter placement of percutaneous valves in the tricuspid position is technically a relatively straightforward procedure but early valve failure raises some concerns about the viability of the valve in this position, at least in some patients. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Bentham Jr; Qureshi S; Eicken A; Gibbs Jl; Ballard G; Thomson Jdr
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-23
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Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom.
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