Hybrid trans-apical atrioventricular valve-in-valve implantation in Fontan circulation

Butera G, Lucchese G, Austin C, Frigiola A.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Apr 1;95(5):950-953. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28714. Epub 2020 Jan 8.

PMID: 31912986

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