Patch-graft enlargement of the aortic root using autologous pericardium (long-term results).

Abstract

In some clinical cases, mainly with severe aortic valve stenosis, there is a disproportion between the diameter of the aortic root and the adequate valve prosthesis for the patient. The resulting defect of the aorta requires a patch closure. The patch material mostly used is Dacron, but in our series autologous pericardium has been preferred. From 1970 to… (More)

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@article{Schulte1983PatchgraftEO, title={Patch-graft enlargement of the aortic root using autologous pericardium (long-term results).}, author={Hubertus Schulte and W H Bircks and Henning Frenzel and Dieter Horstkotte and R. M. Jungblut and M Oubari}, journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon}, year={1983}, volume={31 4}, pages={219-23} }