Primary aortic valve replacement with allografts over twenty-five years: valve-related and procedure-related determinants of outcome.

@article{Lund1999PrimaryAV,
  title={Primary aortic valve replacement with allografts over twenty-five years: valve-related and procedure-related determinants of outcome.},
  author={Ole Lund and Venkatachalam Chandrasekaran and Richard Grocott-Mason and Hassan Elwidaa and Raazia Mazhar and Asghar Khaghani and Andrew G Mitchell and Charles D J Ilsley and Magdi Habib Yacoub},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={77-90; discussion 90-1}
}
OBJECTIVES Allografts offer many advantages over prosthetic valves, but allograft durability varies considerably. METHODS From 1969 through 1993, 618 patients aged 15 to 84 years underwent their first aortic valve replacement with an aortic allograft. Concomitant surgery included aortic root tailoring (n = 58), replacement or tailoring of the ascending aorta (n = 56), and coronary artery bypass grafting (n = 87). Allograft implantation was done by means of a "freehand" subcoronary technique… CONTINUE READING
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