New Statement Recommends tPVR as Less Invasive Option For RVOT Dysfunction in CHD Patients

The Pulse of ACC | Pulmonary valve replacement may be necessary in patients who have had certain types of congenital heart disease (CHD) repaired with reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), according to an expert consensus statement released March 24 by the ACC, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The statement, “SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS Operator and Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Valve Repair and Replacement, Part III: Pulmonic Valve,” provides recommendations to guide transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement (tPVR) for children and adults with CHD.

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