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With Harmony TPV therapy, a thin, hollow tube (catheter) with a heart valve inside is inserted into a vein and pushed up to your heart. The heart valve is made from tissue from a pig’s heart that has been attached to a wire frame. When it is time for you to get the new valve, it is placed onto a catheter and guided through your vein to your heart where the Harmony valve will be put in place. Your new valve will begin to function immediately.
Harmony TPV is an option to help patients who may or may not have a working pulmonary valve. Harmony TPV therapy does not replace open-heart surgery, but is meant to delay the need for the next surgery.
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