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3f prosthesis aortic cusp replacement: implantation technique and early results.

Abstract:

Stentless aortic bioprostheses have been successfully used for over a decade. The 3f bioprosthesis is a new equine pericardial stentless valve, unique in its tubular design, preserving the native aortic sinuses post-implant. Forty-six consecutive aortic valve replacements with the 3f bioprosthesis were performed between June 2003 and January 2005. The patients were prospectively assessed and echocardiography was performed at 6 months, 12 months, and annually thereafter. The median follow-up w...

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10.1177/0218492309355489

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Ratnatunga, C More by this author
Kattach, H More by this author
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Journal:
Asian cardiovascular and thoracic annals
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
13-16
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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EISSN:
1816-5370
ISSN:
0218-4923
URN:
uuid:3e011986-9c25-4990-bab6-31ae7f46da3f
Source identifiers:
350245
Local pid:
pubs:350245

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