The Carpentier-Edwards pericardial aortic valve: intermediate results.

@article{Frater1992TheCP,
  title={The Carpentier-Edwards pericardial aortic valve: intermediate results.},
  author={Robert William Mayo Frater and Neal W. Salomon and Wolfgang Rainer and Delos M. Cosgrove and Emily Wickham},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={764-71}
}
The Edwards pericardial aortic valve has unique design features that minimize cusp stress and reduce abrasion wear. Wear tests and in vivo fluid dynamic tests have shown superior performance compared with other bioprostheses. Between August 1981 and July 1985, 719 isolated aortic valves were implanted in 10 US centers. Patients were aged 18 to 90 years… CONTINUE READING