Use of bovine pericardial tissue for aortic valve and aortic root replacement: long-term results.


BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY The study aimed to determine the clinical performance of bovine pericardial aldehyde-treated products alone or in combination with aortic leaflets of porcine origin. These included a composite porcine stentless aortic valve attached to a scalloped pericardial tube (BSAV), and valved and non-valved bovine pericardial conduits… (More)