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Patch aortoplasty for insertion of the porcine heterograft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  132580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The porcine heterograft has been shown to be a very satisfactory replacement for the diseased aortic valve. In certain cases, the advantage of a low thromboembolism rate without anticoagulation must be weighed against the suboptimal orifice size noted in the smallest heterografts. In using the largest replacement possible, the surgeon may encounter difficulty with closure of the aortotomy. Patch aortoplasty, as used in the 4 cases reported here, allows implantation of a larger heterograft. The technique is simple and adds little time to the operation. In selected cases, enlargement of the aortic root should result in better long-term hemodynamic performance.
J J Lamberti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1976 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-01     Completed Date:  1976-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / surgery*
Aortic Valve / transplantation*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Calcinosis / surgery
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Suture Techniques
Transplantation, Heterologous*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates

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