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Anticalcification strategies to increase bioprosthetic valve durability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21404896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In recent years, there has been a revival in the use of bioprosthetic valves as aortic substitutes. For example, during 2008 in Germany, among 12,397 patients who underwent isolated aortic valve procedures, 78% received a biological prosthesis and 21% a mechanical valve, while only 1% underwent valve repair. However, whilst this situation is the reverse of that during the 1990s, the question must be asked as to whether this is simply a fluctuating fashion, or a reflection of other factors.
Authors:
Gaetano Thiene; Marialuisa Valente
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Diagnostic Sciences and Special Therapies, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy. gaetano.thiene@unipd.it
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