Transient complete atrioventricular block after percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation

Cardiol Young. 2010 Dec;20(6):704-6. doi: 10.1017/S1047951110000958. Epub 2010 Aug 20.


Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation for conduit dysfunction in the right ventricular outflow tract is a safe and efficient treatment in selected patients. We report on a patient with stenosis and regurgitation of a homograft in the right ventricular outflow tract who developed complete atrioventricular block during percutaneous implantation of a Melody™ valve. This complete atrioventricular block spontaneously reverted to a stable sinus rhythm after 3 weeks.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Atrioventricular Block / etiology*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods
  • Humans
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
  • Pulmonary Valve / surgery*
  • Reoperation