Medtronic Intact porcine bioprosthesis: clinical performance to seven years.

  title={Medtronic Intact porcine bioprosthesis: clinical performance to seven years.},
  author={Michel D Lemieux and William Robert Eric Jamieson and R. W. Landymore and Jean Gaston Dumesnil and Jacques M{\'e}tras and Alexander Munro and Gilles Raymond and G. Frank O. Tyers and Paul C Cartier and Idris M. Ali},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={60 2 Suppl},
The clinical performance of the Medtronic Intact porcine bioprosthesis was evaluated in 1,084 patients (mean age 66.4 years, range 9 to 91 years) who had a total of 1,099 implantations between 1985 and 1992, inclusive. There were 709 aortic valve replacements, 297 mitral valve replacements, and 80 multiple valve replacements. Concomitant procedures were performed in 432 (39.3%). The age group distribution (years) was 35 or younger in 20 patients, 36 to 50 in 64, 51 to 64 in 274, 65 to 69 in 225… CONTINUE READING