Institutional report-Vascular thoracic Bio-Valsalva prosthesis : ‘ new ’ conduit for ‘ old ’ patientsTM

  title={Institutional report-Vascular thoracic Bio-Valsalva prosthesis : ‘ new ’ conduit for ‘ old ’ patientsTM},
  author={Roberto Di Bartolomeo and Luca Botta and Alessandro Leone and Emanuele Pilato and Sof{\`i}a Mart{\`i}n-Su{\`a}rez and Massimo Bacchini and Davide Fiaschi-Pier Mario Pacini},
A new bio-prosthetic valved conduit (Bio-Valsalva ) has recently been introduced into surgical practice in order to offer a valid option TM for elderly patients undergoing composite aortic root replacement. The conduit is made up of a stentless porcine valve (elan valve) presewn inside a triple layer Valsalva prosthesis and it is entirely preserved in a glutaraldehyde solution. In our Department, 21 patients (16 males, mean age 67.8"5.5 years) underwent aortic root replacement using the Bio… CONTINUE READING


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