Aortic valve reconstruction of unicuspid aortic valve by tricuspidization using autologous pericardium.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Unicuspid aortic valve is a rare anatomic variant, but patients may require intervention for severe valve dysfunction at a young age. We introduce a new reconstructive technique for diseased unicuspid valve by tricuspidization with glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium. METHODS From April 2007 through January 2011, we performed 304… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.05.016

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