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A modified procedure for percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve

EuroIntervention 2019;14:1386-1388 published online October 2018. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-18-00530

1. Hôpital Marie Lannelongue, Le Plessis-Robinson, France; 2. Hôpital des Enfants, Toulouse, France; 3. Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) with SAPIEN valves offers promising results, but it remains technically challenging1,2. The valve is introduced into a short sheath and advanced uncovered to the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). Tricuspid valve injury has been reported during this manoeuvre3. We describe a protective delivery method of the SAPIEN 3 valve (S3; Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) in the pulmonary position.

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