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Front. Pediatr. | doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00184

Pulmonary Regurgitation- Is The Future Percutaneous Or Surgical?

  • 1Children's Hospital Colorado, United States
  • 2University of Colorado Hospital, United States
  • 3Paediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, United States

For decades, surgical replacement of the pulmonary valve has been seen as the gold-standard technique. Until the advent of Medtronic’s Melody valve, it was the only option. Whilst radical changes in surgical techniques have not been forthcoming, rapid and substantial developments in the techniques and available technology for percutaneous valves now cause us to ask if the gold-standard moniker now belongs in the cath lab.
This manuscript explores the recent history and future of a revolution in this large area of congenital cardiac practice.

Keywords: Percutaneous pulmonary valve, Hybrid techniques, Prosthetic valve endocarditis, minimally invasive surgery, Congenital Abnormalities

Received: 11 Feb 2018; Accepted: 04 Jun 2018.

Edited by:

David S. Crossland, Freeman Hospital, United Kingdom

Reviewed by:

Patrick O. Myers, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Gianluca Trocchio, Istituto Giannina Gaslini  

Copyright: © 2018 Morgan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Gareth J. Morgan, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, United States, drgarethjmorgan@gmail.com