THORAC CARDIOV SURG Reports 2015; 04(01): 031-033
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1556814
Case Report: Cardiac
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Correction of Double-Chambered Right Ventricle 40 Years after Pulmonary Valvuloplasty

Elmar W. Kuhn
1  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center Cologne, Cologne, Germany
,
Gerardus Bennink
1  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center Cologne, Cologne, Germany
,
Thorsten Wahlers
1  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center Cologne, Cologne, Germany
,
Jens Wippermann
1  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center Cologne, Cologne, Germany
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Publication History

13 February 2015

21 April 2015

Publication Date:
15 July 2015 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

Background Double-chambered right ventricle is a partial separation of the right ventricle by pathological tissue. This anomaly is described in infants and children but can also be diagnosed in young adults.

Case Description A 47-year-old patient presented with chest pain and exercise intolerance. Further evaluation revealed a double-chambered right ventricle. During the surgical procedure, fibrotic tissue was transected, and a pulmonary valve replacement including enlargement of the main pulmonary artery was performed.

Conclusion Subpulmonary obstruction of the right ventricle can be related to double-chambered right ventricle even in adulthood. Treatment options include surgical resection with pulmonary valve replacement.