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Valve replacement with a stentless bioprosthesis: versatility of the porcine aortic root.

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OBJECTIVE: Stentless valves convey important hemodynamic benefits but are used selectively depending on aortic root structure. The Freestyle valve (Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) is a versatile device that can be implanted by different methods depending on operating conditions. We aimed to demonstrate that a stentless valve could be used in every patient without increased risk of morbidity or mortality. We documented the effects of this valve on clinical outcome and left ventricular mecha...

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Westaby, S More by this author
Katsumata, T More by this author
Braidley, P More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Volume:
116
Issue:
3
Pages:
477-484
Publication date:
1998-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1097-685X
ISSN:
0022-5223
URN:
uuid:f2f347ad-9033-4480-a96f-6e6cc617e964
Source identifiers:
350258
Local pid:
pubs:350258

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