Improved exercise performance and quality of life after percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation.

@article{Mller2014ImprovedEP,
  title={Improved exercise performance and quality of life after percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation.},
  author={Jan M{\"u}ller and Andrea Engelhardt and Sohrab Fratz and Andreas Eicken and Peter M. Ewert and Alfred Hager},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={173 3},
  pages={388-92}
}
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) has emerged as a new approach to treat patients with dysfunctional pulmonary valve conduits. Short- and midterm results have outlined hemodynamic improvements and increase in exercise performance. However, there is a lack of knowledge about quality of life at short term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS From July 2007 to March 2013, we investigated 59 patients (17 female; median age 22.8 years) undergoing PPVI in our institution. 46 had… CONTINUE READING
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