Porcine valves: Hancock and Carpentier-Edwards aortic prostheses.

  title={Porcine valves: Hancock and Carpentier-Edwards aortic prostheses.},
  author={James I. Fann and D. C. Miller},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={8 3},
Hancock and Carpentier-Edwards porcine bioprostheses are the two most widely implanted biological valves and have become the standard by which the performance of newer tissue valves are measured. New guidelines for reporting valve-related complications have provided more comprehensive evaluations and meaningful comparison of the long-term results of valve substitutes. Clinical investigations directly comparing the Hancock and Carpentier-Edwards bioprostheses have shown no significant… CONTINUE READING