Technical considerations in reoperation for porcine bioprosthetic valve failure.

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Reoperation in porcine valve recipients is becoming increasingly frequent, owing to the limited durability of the valves. In reviewing our experience with first reoperation for porcine valve failure in 191 patients over a 17-year period, we found that following certain routine surgical steps can minimize complications and improve the surgical outcome… (More)

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@article{Bortolotti1988TechnicalCI, title={Technical considerations in reoperation for porcine bioprosthetic valve failure.}, author={Uberto Bortolotti and Alessandro Mazzucco and Aldo Domenico Milano and Valeria Gallucci}, journal={Journal of cardiac surgery}, year={1988}, volume={3 4}, pages={459-66} }