Is there a role for mechanical valved conduits in the pulmonary position?

@article{Haas2005IsTA,
  title={Is there a role for mechanical valved conduits in the pulmonary position?},
  author={Felix de Haas and Christian Schreiber and J{\"u}rgen H{\"o}rer and Martin Kostolny and Klaus Holper and Robert C. Lange},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={
          1662-7; discussion 1667-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The use of allografts or xenografts is the treatment of choice for pulmonary valve replacement. However, the limited durability is responsible for multiple reoperations associated with increased morbidity. In search of a definitive solution, the implantation of a mechanical valved conduit might be an option in highly selected patients. This study evaluated short-term results after pulmonary valve replacement with a mechanical valved conduit. METHODS Fourteen patients underwent… CONTINUE READING
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