Correction of Double-Chambered Right Ventricle 40 Years after Pulmonary Valvuloplasty
13 February 2015
21 April 2015
15 July 2015 (online)
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.
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