Replacement of pulmonary valves using Medtronic Melody™ transcatheter valve and delivery system

Also known as: transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation, transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement.

What is replacement of pulmonary valves using Medtronic Melody™ transcatheter valve and delivery system?

The Medtronic Melody™ transcatheter valve and delivery system is a valve that’s intended to replace a leaky or narrow pulmonary valve in the heart. It’s made from a portion of a cow’s vein, with a wire frame to support.

What happens during the procedure? 

The Medtronic Melody™ transcatheter valve and delivery system can be implanted with a catheter, making for a less invasive medical procedure. The catheter (a thin, hollow tube) is inserted into a vein and directed to the heart. Then the Medtronic Melody™ transcatheter valve and delivery system is guided through the vein and attached using an inflated balloon.

Is any special preparation needed? 

You may need to avoid food or drink, as well as certain medications, for a period of time before the procedure.

What are the risk factors? 

Risks include bleeding, infection or heart problems such as rupture, rapid heart rate or perforation of an artery.

Replacement of pulmonary valves using Medtronic Melody™ transcatheter valve and delivery system at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital: Replacement of pulmonary valves using Medtronic Melody™ transcatheter valve and delivery system is performed by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s team of top-notch medical professionals using the most cutting-edge techniques.

 

Reviewed by: Lourdes Rosa Prieto, MD

This page was last updated on: 8/9/2018 11:15:34 AM

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