Perventricular melody valve implantation in a 12 kg child

Noa Holoshitz, Michel N. Ilbawi, Zahid Amin

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Transcatheter pulmonic valve implantation has emerged as a safe and effective alternative to valve surgery in patients with surgically corrected congenital heart disease. In cases where the transcatheter approach has failed, or was thought to be technically challenging, a hybrid approach to pulmonic valve implantation has been described. This approach involves a small subxyphoid incision made by the cardiac surgeon and implantation of the pulmonic valve through the appropriate delivery sheath through this incision. Here we describe a case of a successful implantation of a Melody valve in a 12 kg child with tetralogy of Fallot. To our knowledge this is the smallest child to have undergone this procedure reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-827
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • pediatric interventions
  • pulmonary angiography
  • right ventricle
  • valvular heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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