Percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement: 3-month evaluation of self-expanding valved stents.


PURPOSE In a recent study our group established an acute animal model of percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement using self-expanding nitinol stents. The present study was performed to evaluate these valved stents over a 3-month period. DESCRIPTION Bovine jugular xenografts were sutured into nitinol stents. Transfemoral implantation in the pulmonary… (More)