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Eight years of pulmonary valve replacement with a suggestion of a promising alternative.
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PMID:  21070125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
RESULTS: Three hundred and sixty five operations were performed in 286 patients in eight years starting in 2000 using different surgical methods. Homografts and Monocusps had a more than 50% significantly lower risk for reoperation than Contegra or bicuspid valves (p < 0.01). Data for infants and older children and grown ups were analysed separately. In the infant group no significant difference between the different methods (homograft, Contegra and Monocusp) was detected. In older patients, the Perimount valves performed extremely well with no need for reoperation after 2.5 years of follow-up. Perimount valves and homografts performed better than other solutions (p = 0.01).
CONCLUSION: Although the follow-up for the Perimount valves was short, they are promising and need to be followed long-term. The homograft and the Monocusp remain valuable choices.
Christian Neukamm; Gaute Døhlen; Harald L Lindberg; Egil Seem; Gunnar Norgård
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1651-2006     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. Cardiovasc. J.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  2011-03-21     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708377     Medline TA:  Scand Cardiovasc J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paediatric Clinic, Unit for Heart and Lung Disease, National Hospital of Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Valve / abnormalities,  surgery*
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency / surgery
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / surgery
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Transplantation, Homologous
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / surgery*
Young Adult

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