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EuroIntervention 2018;14:e971-e973 published online e-edition October 2018. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV14I9A174

Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark


Right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) and pulmonary valve malformations occur in approximately one fifth of babies with congenital heart disease, including tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, and truncus arteriosus. The overall aim of the treatment of these conditions is to separate the ventricles and secure a stable unobstructed connection with preserved valve function between the right ventricle and the pulmonary arteries, frequently through a series of interventions during the growth of the child. This typically involves early palliation with either a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt between subclavian and pulmonary arteries, or a transannular patch of the RVOT and pulmonary valve, ...

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