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The upside-down stentless aortic bioprosthesis to tricuspid valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20179604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between March 2008 and January 2009, a stentless tricuspid valve replacement (STVR) was performed in three patients with tricuspid valve endocarditis who were resistant to medical therapy. Intraoperative and follow-up echocardiograms revealed good prosthetic function without stenosis or regurgitation. This technique could be considered an additional surgical option to stented biological valves or homograft implantations in very high risk populations.
Paolo Pisani; Samuele Bichi; Antonio Cricco; Antonio Pennetta; Giampiero Esposito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-25     Completed Date:  2010-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  762-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Città di Lecce Hospital, Villa Maria Group, Lecce, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Endocarditis / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Treatment Outcome
Tricuspid Valve / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*

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