Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 230--232

Percutaneous tricuspid valve replacement in childhood


Mathias Emmel, Nalini Sreeram, Gerardus Bennink, Narayanswami Sreeram 
 Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Heart Center, University Hospital of Cologne, Kerpener Strasse 62, 50937 Cologne, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Narayanswami Sreeram
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Heart Center, University Hospital of Cologne, Kerpener Strasse 62, 50937 Cologne
Germany

Percutaneous replacement of the tricuspid valve with a bovine jugular venous valve (melody valve) was successfully undertaken in a 9-year-old boy. The patient had a previous history of bacterial endocarditis of the native tricuspid valve in infancy. Initially, a pericardial patch valve was created, followed by surgical replacement of the valve using a biological tissue valve at 4 years of age. Progressive stenosis and regurgitation of the biological valve, with severe venous congestion and resulting hepatic dysfunction prompted percutaneous valve replacement.


How to cite this article:
Emmel M, Sreeram N, Bennink G, Sreeram N. Percutaneous tricuspid valve replacement in childhood.Ann Pediatr Card 2015;8:230-232


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Emmel M, Sreeram N, Bennink G, Sreeram N. Percutaneous tricuspid valve replacement in childhood. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];8:230-232
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