When repair is not feasible: prosthesis selection in children and adults with congenital heart disease.

@article{Said2014WhenRI,
  title={When repair is not feasible: prosthesis selection in children and adults with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Sameh Mahmoud Ahmed Said and Harold M. Burkhart},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          22-9
        }
}
Congenital heart surgeons face many challenges when dealing with valvular pathology in the pediatric population. Because of the concerns related to growth, repair should be the main goal. However, this is not always feasible and valve replacement becomes the only other alternative. Valve replacement also represents one of the most common procedures performed for adults with congenital heart disease, with several valve options existing including homografts, xenografts, autografts, and other… CONTINUE READING
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