Valluvan Jeevanandum

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The shortage of available donor hearts continues to limit cardiac transplantation. For this reason, strict criteria have limited the number of patients placed on the US waiting list to approximately 6000 to 8000 per year. Because the number of available donor hearts has not increased beyond approximately 2500 per year, the transplant waiting list mortality(More)
We have investigated whether preformed antibodies against xenoantigens bind to cellular elements remaining on porcine bioprosthetic valves after various methods of preservation. Fresh porcine valves treated with either acetone, 4% formaldehyde, or 0.625% glutaraldehyde, as well as an unfixed valve, were incubated with antiserum against porcine xenoantigens.(More)
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