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Do stentless valves make a difference?

Abstract:

Stentless glutaraldehyde-preserved bioprosthetic valves for the aortic position were introduced into clinical practice in 1988. Their introduction coincided with the publication of several long-term observational studies of aortic homografts, which showed superior freedom from structural valve damage compared to the first generation stented porcine bioprosthesis. There followed 10 years of intensive investigation into the haemodynamic characteristics of stentless valves. These studies have de...

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Journal:
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
95-100
Publication date:
2002-07-05
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EISSN:
1873-734X
ISSN:
1010-7940
URN:
uuid:d2286e31-d7b3-498c-92be-7851d0d226b2
Source identifiers:
350264
Local pid:
pubs:350264

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