Biodegradable collagen-elastin membrane as a pericardial substitute in coronary surgery.

In 1999 we reported the results of the first randomized clinical trial using a biodegradable collagen-elastin patch (OVI SA, Martillac, France) as a pericardial substitute.1 In this study, 25 patients undergoing surgical coronary revascularization received a membrane implant made of an elastin complex with bovine collagen reinforced with reabsorbable… CONTINUE READING