Risk Factors for Prosthetic Pulmonary Valve Failure in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease.


The incidence and risk factors for prosthetic pulmonary valve failure (PPVF) should be considered when determining optimal timing for pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in asymptomatic patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). The cumulative freedom for reintervention due to PPVF after 146 PVR in 114 patients with CHD was analyzed. Six potential risk… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.07.043