A hemodynamic study of the Carpentier-Edwards and Hancock porcine xenografts in the mitral position.


A hemodynamic study was performed on 11 female and 3 male patients with porcine xenograft (9 Carpentier-Edwards, 5 Hancock) in mitral position on average 32.5 months (range 10-65 months) after the operation. In comparison with the preoperative values, the following parameters showed statistically significant post-operative decrease (mean values): wedge… (More)


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