Monocusp valve and transannular patch reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract: an experimental study.

@article{Scavo1998MonocuspVA,
  title={Monocusp valve and transannular patch reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract: an experimental study.},
  author={Vincenzo Scavo and Mark W. Turrentine and T X Aufiero and Kyung Sun and Robert S Binford and G Carlos and J. Winchester Brown},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={M480-5}
}
Repair of congenital right ventricular outflow tract obstruction often requires reconstruction with a transannular patch to alleviate pulmonary stenosis. Post repair pulmonary insufficiency with right ventricular dilatation and volume overload may result and lead to acute or progressive right heart failure. The use of a monocusp valve has been proposed as a means to prevent this problem. Fresh pericardium is well known to fail clinically, leading to pulmonary insufficiency limiting mid- and… CONTINUE READING