Repair of congenital pulmonary incompetence by bicuspidization of the pulmonary valve

M. Adebambo Kadri, Robert R. Lazzara, Bruce A. McLellan, Albert Starr

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Abstract

We report the successful repair of pulmonary incompetence in an adult due to the congenital absence of the posterior leaflet of the pulmonary valve. The repair consisted of bicuspidization of the pulmonary valve, which achieved competence and eliminated the symptoms and echocardiographic manifestations of right ventricular overload while preserving the native valve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1482-1483
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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