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Durability of the Liotta porcine bioprosthesis beyond two decades.
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PMID:  21863658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Porcine valves are generally known to have a limited durability. The case is reported of a 35-year-old male patient who underwent mitral valve replacement with a 28 mm Liotta porcine bioprosthesis. At reoperation 21 years later, the bioprosthesis was replaced (uneventfully) with a second porcine bioprosthesis. Pathological and X-radiographic examinations of the excised valve demonstrated focal calcification of the leaflets, confirming the long-term durability of the Liotta porcine bioprosthesis.
Authors:
Eduard Quintana; Carlos-A Mestres; Corrado Tramontin; Elena Sandoval; Félix Gómez; Daniel Pereda; Ramón Cartañá; Jaime Mulet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Clinico, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
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