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Transient complete atrioventricular block after percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 August 2010

Bettina Ruf*
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Andreas Eicken
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
John Hess
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
*
Correspondence to: B. Ruf, Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Germany. Tel: 0049 891 218 3305; Fax: 0049 891 218 3333; E-mail: ruf@dhm.mhn.de

Abstract

Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation for conduit dysfunction in the right ventricular outflow tract is a safe and efficient treatment in selected patients. We report on a patient with stenosis and regurgitation of a homograft in the right ventricular outflow tract who developed complete atrioventricular block during percutaneous implantation of a Melody™ valve. This complete atrioventricular block spontaneously reverted to a stable sinus rhythm after 3 weeks.

Type
Brief Reports
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2010

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