Percutaneous or OHS Valve Replacement

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Percutaneous or OHS Valve Replacement

Postby Tony_S » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:51 pm

Hi,
We have found out that our 12 year old does need a Pulmonary Valve Replacement soon and the options are percutaneous or Open heart. Does anyone have any oppinions/experiences of either of these at a young age?
Thank you,
Your advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Percutaneous or OHS Valve Replacement

Postby Forlyd » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:30 pm

Hello Tony,
I am afraid that I am not up to date with the more modern surgical procedures, since surgery is no longer an option in my case. Had my PVR some 40 years ago. I opted for the "Piggy Valve" and the open heart was the only surgery on offer at that time.
But whichever you eventually choose, I hope your youngster's results are as long lasting as mine. Love from Lydia
Tof,Pulmonary valvotomy 1952,Pott's shunt 1955,Pott's correction-VSD & dacron graft with Hancock valve 1975. Ablation 2001.Bivent.fail & AF 2002. Cardioversion 2002.Paroxy AF 2002. Ostial stenosis right CA. Cardiac arrrest-ICD 2004. In AF-vent/pacing.
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Re: Percutaneous or OHS Valve Replacement

Postby Tony_S » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:08 pm

Hi Lydia,
Thank you for your reply - I appreciate your kind words.
Best wishes,
Tony
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Re: Percutaneous or OHS Valve Replacement

Postby georgiaellisg » Wed May 27, 2015 4:06 pm

Hi Tony,

I have had both! I'm 23 and was born with Pulmonary Atresia and VSD. I had valve replacement via open heart aged 4 then percutaneous age 11 and 12 - what would you like to know? I'd love to help.

Thanks,
Georgia
Pulmonary Atresia with VSD and Atrial Fibrillation.
Left BT shunt in 1992, Right BT shunt 1994.
'Full repair' in 1996.
Pulmonary valve replaced again in 2001 (failed) re-operated 2002 (success).
Pacemaker implanted 2006.
New pacemaker implanted May 2015.
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