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Echocardiographic assessment of stentless aortic bioprosthetic valves.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11029719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stentless tissue aortic valves are gaining in popularity because of advantages in hemodynamics and durability compared with stented bioprostheses. The absence of a rigid sewing ring and struts makes these valves pliable, and distortion at implantation can result in valve dysfunction. Because the anatomy and implantation techniques of stentless tissue valves are unlike those of mechanical and stented tissue valves, their echocardiographic appearance is unique on both intraoperative and subsequent transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. This report describes the echocardiographic appearance of normally functioning stentless tissue heterograft aortic valves as an aid to their intraoperative and subsequent echocardiographic assessment.
D S Bach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-16     Completed Date:  2000-11-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  941-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  physiopathology
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Intraoperative Period
Postoperative Period
Prosthesis Design

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