Aortic valve replacement in children: are mechanical prostheses a good option?

@article{Alexiou2000AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve replacement in children: are mechanical prostheses a good option?},
  author={Christos Alexiou and Angus Mcdonald and Stephen E.M. Langley and Malcolm J. R. Dalrymple-Hay and Marcus P. Haw and James L. Monro},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          125-33
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The choice of the most appropriate substitute in children with irreparable aortic valve lesions remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess early and late outcomes following aortic valve replacement (AVR) with mechanical prostheses in children. PATIENTS Fifty-six patients (42 male, 14 female, mean age 11.2, range 1-16 years) undergoing AVR with mechanical prostheses between October 1972 and January 1999 were evaluated. Thirty-six patients (64.2%) underwent previous… CONTINUE READING
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