Use of the 21-mm Björk-Shiley Monostrut valve in patients with a narrow aortic root.

Abstract

Technical considerations regarding the insertion of 21-mm Björk-Shiley Monostrut valves, particularly regarding decalcification of a calcified annulus with an ultrasonic surgical dissector, in patients with aortic stenosis and a narrow aortic root are described. Short-term follow-up (mean(s.d.) 37(10) months) is also presented. Ten adults whose body surface… (More)

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