Current clinical management of dysfunctional bioprosthetic pulmonary valves

Varun Aggarwal, Zachary A. Spigel, Gurumurthy Hiremath, Ziyad Binsalamah, Athar M. Qureshi

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Abstract

Introduction: As with any bioprosthetic valve, bioprosthetic valves in the pulmonary position have a finite life span and patients with bioprosthetic pulmonary valves require lifetime management to treat valve dysfunction. Areas covered: In this article, authors discuss the current medical management for the treatment of dysfunctional bioprosthetic valves. This review is based on both an extensive review of the recent cardiac surgical/interventional cardiology literature (PubMed and MEDLINE database searches from 1958 to 2019) and personal experience. Expert opinion: Valve technology is rapidly progressing and with a coordinated effort from cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists, patients suffering from bioprosthetic pulmonary valve dysfunction can expect to have a decreased number of procedures and less invasive procedures over their lifetime now.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
JournalExpert review of cardiovascular therapy
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

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Keywords

  • Bioprosthetic
  • intentional frame fracture
  • pulmonary valve
  • surgical bioprosthetic pulmonary valve placement
  • transcatheter pulmonary valve

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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