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Weights of individual cusps in operatively-excised congenitally bicuspid stenotic aortic valves.
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PMID:  15342311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We weighed each cusp separately in 200 operatively excised stenotic congenitally bicuspid aortic valves. It was found in 152 patients (76%) that the cusps differed (by > 0.2 g) in weight and in 48 patients (24%) that the cusps were of similar (a < or = 0.2 g difference) weights. In 161 of the 200 patients (80%), raphes were present in 1 cusp; the raphe and nonraphe cusps differed in weight in 120 patients (74%), with the raphe cusps being larger in 89 patients (74%), and were of similar weights in 41 patients (26%). Of the 39 patients with raphes in neither cusp, 32 cusps (82%) differed in weight and 7 (18%) were of similar weights. The weight of each cusp differed more as the total valve weights increased.
William C Roberts; Jong Mi Ko
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-02     Completed Date:  2004-09-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  678-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright 2004 Excerpta Medica, Inc.
Baylor Heart & Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Valve / abnormalities,  pathology*,  surgery
Aortic Valve Stenosis / congenital,  pathology*,  surgery
Body Weight*
Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology*,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Middle Aged

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