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Figure 5: The thin nitinol frame in the proximal flare exposed to the contractile right ventricle showed wire-frame fractures on fluoroscopy in three patients. A magnified view in lateral view (a) and right anterior oblique view (b) shows three small fractures, magnified in the inserts. However, the function of the valve assembly that is present in the middle segment was not affected

Figure 5: The thin nitinol frame in the proximal flare exposed to the contractile right ventricle showed wire-frame fractures on fluoroscopy in three patients. A magnified view in lateral view (a) and right anterior oblique view (b) shows three small fractures, magnified in the inserts. However, the function of the valve assembly that is present in the middle segment was not affected