Modification of a stented bovine jugular vein conduit (melody valve) for surgical mitral valve replacement

Ibrahim Abdullah, Francisco Boye Ramirez, Doff B. McElhinney, James E. Lock, Pedro J. Del Nido, Sitaram Emani

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Abstract

We report the use of a Melody valve as a surgical implant in the mitral position in 2 infants, one with severe mitral regurgitation and another with mitral stenosis, where other prostheses are not small enough to be implanted in the mitral position nor expandable as the child grows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e97-e98
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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