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Authors Hermsen JL, Permut LC, McQuinn TC, Jones TK, Chen JM, McMullan DM
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Journal Ann. Thorac. Surg. Volume: 98 Issue: 5 Pages: 1826-7
Publish Date 2014 Nov
PubMed ID 25441796
Abstract

Atrioventricular valve replacement options are limited in infants and small children. The Melody stented bovine jugular vein conduit is being used with increasing frequency for percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement. The Melody valve can be serially dilated over time to accommodate the somatic growth of pediatric patients. We report the initial experience of using the Melody valve as a surgical tricuspid valve replacement in an infant.

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