Evaluation of the in vivo function of the Hancock porcine xenograft in the aortic position.

We evaluated the vivo hemodynamic function of the stent-mounted glutaraldehyde-fixed porcine xenograft in 23 patients who had undergone aortic valve replacement from 2 days to 24 months prior to the study. Functional aortic valve orifice areas for the porcine xenograft ranged from 0.58 to 3.0 sq. cm., the average area being 1.36 sq. cm. Six patients had… CONTINUE READING