What is Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)?
Congenital Heart Disease, also known as CHD, is one of the most common birth defects in the United States. CHD is an abnormality of the heart and it has not developed properly. There are many different types of congenital heart disease.
Approximately 40,000 babies are born with congenital heart disease (CHD) each year. Approximately 25% of people’s CHD affects an area of the heart called the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) or the pulmonary valve. A heart defect in this area usually means the blood is not flowing enough or it is flowing incorrectly between the heart and the lungs. To fix this problem, one will typically undergo surgery in the first days or months of life to help restore proper blood flow between the heart and the lungs.
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Pulmonary Valve Conditions
Failure of the Pulmonary Right Ventricular Outflow Tract (RVOT) and its Symptoms
Transcatheter Pulmonic Valve (TPV) Therapy
A minimally invasive option for your failing RVOT conduit or surgical pulmonic valve
Have you been told that you may be a candidate for Transcatheter pulmonic valve (TPV) therapy? Transcatheter valve replacement is a less invasive procedure that could help delay the need for your next open heart surgery. Learn if this therapy is right for you, what to expect during treatment and tips for getting back to life following the procedure.
The Edwards SAPIEN 3 Pulmonic Valve
Delaying the need for your next open heart surgery
The Edwards SAPIEN 3 pulmonic valve is for children and adults who have an RVOT conduit and/or pulmonic surgical valve that has stenosis (narrowed) and/or regurgitation (leaky) and want a less invasive option to restore the function of their heart’s pulmonic valve.
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