Clinical experience with the second-generation 3f Enable sutureless aortic valve prosthesis.

@article{Aymard2010ClinicalEW,
  title={Clinical experience with the second-generation 3f Enable sutureless aortic valve prosthesis.},
  author={Thierry Aymard and Alexander Kadner and Nazan B. Walpoth and Volkhart G{\"o}ber and Lars Englberger and M. Sakai Stalder and Friedrich S. Eckstein and Claudia Zobrist and T. Carrel},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={313-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The 3f Enable aortic bioprosthesis (ATS Medical, Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) represents a new generation of equine pericardial self-expanding valve designed for sutureless implantation. This study evaluated technical aspects of implantation and safety and effectiveness of the valve in the short term. METHODS In an outcome analysis of a consecutive series of 28 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis with the 3f Enable during an 18-month period, mean age was… CONTINUE READING

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