Reduction in platelet count after aortic valve replacement: comparison of three bioprostheses.

@article{Ravenni2012ReductionIP,
  title={Reduction in platelet count after aortic valve replacement: comparison of three bioprostheses.},
  author={Giacomo Ravenni and Michele Celiento and Gabriele Ferrari and Aldo Domenico Milano and Giovanni Scioti and Stefano Pratali and Uberto Bortolotti},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={655-61}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Concerns have recently been raised regarding postoperative decreases in platelet count (PC) after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with the Sorin Freedom Solo (SFS) stentless bioprosthesis. In order to assess the relevance and the clinical impact of this phenomenon, variations in PC were monitored in patients with SFS valves, and compared to changes of PC in patients after AVR with two other bioprostheses, the Medtronic Mosaic (MOS) porcine valve and the Sorin… CONTINUE READING