In this issue of EuroIntervention, two interesting case reports of patients undergoing transcatheter mitral valve-in-ring procedures with the Melody® transcatheter pulmonary valve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA) are described1,2. The Melody prosthesis consists of a bovine jugular venous valve sutured into a platinum-iridium balloon-expandable stent. The company which produces the Melody valve recommends against its implantation in the aortic or mitral valve position, because of concerns regarding the durability of a jugular venous valve in the systemic circulation. As displayed by the current case reports, however, the Melody may be a viable option in patients lacking other suitable alternatives.
Focus on bifurcation lesions, LAAC compared to OAC in AF, ViV for AVR, assessing AR; a new classification for the BASILICA technique
Aortic regurgitation assessed by LV videodensitometry
October 9, 2020