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Edwards valve-in-valve implantation in tricuspid position

  • Maria Álvarez-Fuente (a1), Nikolaus A. Haas (a2) and Maria Jesus del Cerro (a1)


We present two cases of percutaneous Sapien XT valve-in-valve implantation in the tricuspid position: a 20-year-old man with severe congenital pulmonary stenosis and percutaneous valvuloplasty, who required surgical implantation of two protheses, pulmonary and tricuspid, and a 12-year-old boy with CHD and a degenerated tricuspid prosthesis. We implanted three Sapien XT valve-in-valves, two in the tricuspid position and one in the pulmonic position. Sapien XT valve-in-valve implantation in the tricuspid position is feasible and can decrease the number of surgeries in CHD patients.


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Correspondence to: M. Álvarez-Fuente, Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Carretera de Colmenar Viejo Km 9,1, 2034, Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 649 68 09 61; Fax: +34913369027; E-mail:


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