Ventricular Fibrillation Arrest and Pulmonary Homograft Rupture During Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve: Successful Rescue by Heart Team

Lamees I. El Nihum, Zhongyu Li, Mahesh Ramchandani, Michael J. Reardon, Erik E. Suarez, Thomas E. MacGillivray, Valeria Duarte, C. Huie Lin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

We describe a 31-year-old woman with pulmonary homograft rupture and ventricular fibrillation arrest complicating a transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) procedure. She underwent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with immediate surgical repair including bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement. She had difficulty weaning off ECMO due to hyperacute failure of the valve and ultimately underwent successful hybrid TPV with complete recovery. This case illustrates the importance of the heart team approach during catheter and surgical interventions in adult congenital heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-156
Number of pages5
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • bicuspid aortic valve
  • congenital heart defect
  • pulmonic valve
  • stents
  • valve repair
  • valve replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Ventricular Fibrillation Arrest and Pulmonary Homograft Rupture During Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve: Successful Rescue by Heart Team'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this