Comparison of biomechanical and structural properties between human aortic and pulmonary valve.

@article{Stradins2004ComparisonOB,
  title={Comparison of biomechanical and structural properties between human aortic and pulmonary valve.},
  author={Peteris Stradins and Romans Lacis and Iveta Ozolanta and Biruta Purina and Velta Ose and Laila Feldmane and Vladimir L. Kasyanov},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={634-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary valve autografts have been reported as clinically effective for replacement of diseased aortic valve (Ross procedure). Published data about pulmonary valve mechanical and structural suitability as a long-term substitute for aortic valve are limited. The aim of this study was to compare aortic and pulmonary valve properties. METHODS Experimental studies of biomechanical properties and structure of aortic and pulmonary valves were carried out on pathologically unchanged… CONTINUE READING