Use of the Melody™ transcatheter pulmonary valve as a "covered stent" to repair conduit perforation during pulmonary valve implantation

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations


Right ventricular to pulmonary artery conduit tear after balloon dilation is a recognized potential complication, which can, in theory, be treated with a covered stent. We describe use of the Melody™ valve as a so-called "covered" stent for containment of bleeding from RV-PA conduit tear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)980-984
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1 2013



  • extravasation
  • hemo-thorax
  • tetralogy of fallot
  • use of the melody valve as a covered stent
  • valve-in-valve procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this