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A Patient Screening and Procedural Planning Tool for Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Interventions
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  • Jacob R Schneider-Martin,
  • Cahal J McVeigh,
  • Brian T McHenry,
  • Matthew J Gillespie,
  • Thomas K Jones,
  • Doff B McElhinney
Jacob R Schneider-Martin
Medtronic Structural Heart & Aortic

Corresponding Author:

Cahal J McVeigh
Medtronic Structural Heart & Aortic
Brian T McHenry
Medtronic Structural Heart & Aortic
Matthew J Gillespie
Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Thomas K Jones
Department of Cardiology, Seattle Children's Hospital
Doff B McElhinney
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center


Due to the anatomic variability, pre-procedural clinical decision making for transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement in congenital heart disease patients is complex. This work describes a Fit Analysis software support application for the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve device. This tool provides a comprehensive computational patient screening framework that predicts the feasibility of device implantation and recommends an acceptable device deployment location. The retrospective study results indicate that the Fit Analysis application was sufficiently accurate for clinical use. The Fit Analysis framework demonstrates that computational models may be used for structural heart patient screening and procedural planning.