Subcoronary allograft aortic valve replacement: parametric risk-hazard outcome analysis to a minimum of 20 years.

@article{Hickey2007SubcoronaryAA,
  title={Subcoronary allograft aortic valve replacement: parametric risk-hazard outcome analysis to a minimum of 20 years.},
  author={Edward J. Hickey and Stephen E M Langley and Oliver Allemby-Smith and Steven Andrew Livesey and James L. Monro},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={1564-70}
}
BACKGROUND Differences in sterilization, preservation, and implantation have been implicated in aortic allograft longevity. We report follow-up to 30 years of patients from a single unit who underwent aortic valve replacement with aortic allografts sterilized in antibiotics and refrigerated at 4 degrees C. METHODS Two hundred consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING