Rzaeva KseniaPediatric Interventional Cardiologist, Russian Federation
Title: Indications for surgical correction and results of transcatheter valve implantation in patients with obstructive pulmonary blood flow pathology
The formation of the outflow pathway from the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery through surgical implantation of a valve-containing conduit allows for the successful correction of such complex congenital heart defects as pulmonary artery atresia with or without ventricular septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot, common arterial trunk, transposition of the main arteries, separate forms of double vascular separation from the pancreas, pulmonary artery valve stenosis, as well as congenital anomalies of the aortic valve previously operated using the Ross procedure. Degeneration of bioprostheses and valvular conduits leads to progressive dysfunction of the right ventricular outflow tract. Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation is recognized as a feasible and low risk alternative to surgery to treat dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract in usually pluri-operated patients.
Rzayeva Ksenia works as a pediatric interventional cardiologist at the Meshalkin Clinic. She is currently also a postgraduate student in Cardiovascular Surgery. She is participating in a grant to develop an optimal prosthetic pulmonary valve for transcatheter implantation. She is one of the authors of a patent on the development of an optimal catheter for embolization of visceral vessels.