Evolution of aortic valve replacement in children: a single center experience.

@article{Ruzmetov2006EvolutionOA,
  title={Evolution of aortic valve replacement in children: a single center experience.},
  author={Mark Ruzmetov and Palaniswamy Vijay and Mark D. Rodefeld and Mark W. Turrentine and J. Winchester Brown},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={194-200}
}
BACKGROUND The availability of an ideal prosthesis for aortic valve replacement (AVR) in children remains controversial due to an early degeneration of xenografts and the potential risks related to anticoagulation with mechanical prostheses. This has led many surgeons to the Ross procedure. This study outlines the evolution of our 30-year experience with AVR in children. METHODS One hundred and forty-seven children, aged 10 days to 18 years (mean 11.9+/-5.7 years), underwent AVR between 1974… CONTINUE READING

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