In vitro testing of a temporary catheter-based aortic "parachute" valve.

Abstract

Recently developed technologies allow aortic valve implantation off-pump in a beating heart. In this procedure, the native, stenotic aortic valve is not removed, but simply crushed by a pressure balloon mounted on a percutaneous catheter. Removal of the native aortic cusps before valve replacement may reduce the incidence of annular or cuspal calcium… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e31818b3d93

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