Multicenter Experience for Early and Mid-Term Outcome of MyVal Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Implantation

Al Nasef M., ERDEM A., Aldudak B., Yildirim A., Hijazi Z. M., Boudjemline Y., ...More

Pediatric Cardiology, vol.45, no.3, pp.570-579, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00246-023-03398-1
  • Journal Name: Pediatric Cardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.570-579
  • Keywords: Myval transcatheter valve, Pulmonary atresia, Tetralogy of Fallot, Transcatheter Pulmonary valve implantation
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation (TPVI) is a surgical alternative for correcting dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract in previously operated patients. MyVal transcatheter heart valve (THV) (Meril Life Sciences, India), a new transcatheter valve designed for aortic position has recently been reported to be implanted in pulmonary position. Myval transcatheter valve were implanted in patients with stenosed dysfunctional conduits, severe regurgitation from transannular patch or dysfunctional surgical pulmonary valves (Bioprosthesis). Procedural details and post-TPVI follow-up were analysed. Myval TPVI was used in Fifty three patients with median age of 15 years (IQR 12–19.5 years). Almost sixty percent of the patients were male, with a median weight of 50 kg (31–63 kg). Prestenting was used in more than 80 percent of patients (n = 45 patients), while 6 patients had a prior surgical valve implantation. After Myval TPVI implantation, the peak instantaneous gradient across the RVOT decreased from a median of 23.5 mmHg (IQR 10–53 mmHg) pre-procedure to 10 mmHg (IQR 5–16 mmHg) post-procedure. The median fluoroscopy time for the procedure was 35 min (IQR 23.5–44 min). The large sizes—mainly the 29-mm and 32 mm Myval (Navigator, Meril Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, India), were the most used size in 40% (n = 22) of the cases each. The median contrast volume used during the procedure was 247 mL (IQR 120–300 mL). Patients were followed for a median period of 360 days (IQR 164–525 days). At the last clinic follow-up, there was no tricuspid valve regurgitation. Moderate neo-pulmonary valve regurgitation was reported in three cases. Early experience of TPVI with MyVal is encouraging with procedural success in all patients and acceptable mid-term outcomes.