Supra-Annular Mitral Implantation of Melody Valve: Minimizing Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction

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Utilization of the Melody valve for mitral valve replacement has been previously reported; however, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction is a frequent concern. In this report, a technique for supra-annular placement of the Melody valve in the mitral position is described which will minimize the risk of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalWorld journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019



  • bioprosthesis
  • heart valve
  • melody valve
  • mitral valve replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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