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Assessment of the Melody valve in the mitral position in young children by echocardiography

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Lindsay R. Freud, Gerald R. Marx, Audrey C. Marshall, Wayne Tworetzky, Sitaram M. Emani

The authors describe use of a stented jugular vein graft in the mitral position in infants at a median of 8.5 months and 5.6 Kg.  Hemodynamics improved substantially, with no important MR or paravalvular leak.  The ratio of the narrowest subaortic dimension in systole to the actual mitral valve dimension <0.5 was associated with LV outflow tract obstruction.  

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