Do pulmonary autografts provide better outcomes than mechanical valves? A prospective randomized trial.


BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to compare the performance of pulmonary autografts with mechanical aortic valves, in the treatment of aortic valve stenosis. METHODS Forty patients with aortic valve stenoses, and below the age of 55 years, were randomly assigned to receive either pulmonary autografts (n = 20) or mechanical valve (Edwards MIRA… (More)


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