The future of heart valve banking and of homografts: perspective from the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin

@inproceedings{Walter2012TheFO,
  title={The future of heart valve banking and of homografts: perspective from the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin},
  author={Eva Maria B Delmo Walter and Theo M M H de By and R Meyer and Roland Hetzer},
  booktitle={HSR proceedings in intensive care & cardiovascular anesthesia},
  year={2012}
}
Ever since the early days of homograft implantation in 1956, and the introduction into clinical practice by Ross and Barrat Boyes, homograft heart valves have proven to have many advantages. Its disadvantages became evident during long-term follow up. Factors, such as donor and recipient morbidity, tissue banking techniques, and the often complex surgical… CONTINUE READING