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A morphologic study of two types of porcine valve bioprostheses: comparison of aortic wall thickness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7073524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Outer aortic wall morphology and thickness were compared in the Hancock porcine aortic bioprosthesis and the Carpentier-Edwards porcine aortic bioprosthesis. The overall average aortic wall thickness, the average maximum thickness, the average minimum thickness, and the average variation in aortic wall thickness were greater in the Hancock valve. Differences in preparation technique accounted for the disparities. The tunica adventitia and variable amounts of the outer tunica media were generally removed during processing of the Carpentier-Edwards valve prior to mounting in the stent. The removal of this tissue at times exposed to deeper collagenous cusp anchor at the commissures. Possible implications of these differences are briefly considered.
M R Culbertson; W L Spangler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Artificial organs     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0160-564X     ISO Abbreviation:  Artif Organs     Publication Date:  1982 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-24     Completed Date:  1982-06-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802778     Medline TA:  Artif Organs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / cytology*
Bioprosthesis* / adverse effects,  methods
Connective Tissue Cells
Elastic Tissue / cytology
Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / cytology
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