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Aortic valve-sparing repair with autologous pericardial leaflet extension has a greater early re-operation rate in congenital versus acquired valve disease.

Authors
  • De La Zerda, David J
  • Cohen, Oved
  • Fishbein, Michael C
  • Odim, Jonah
  • A Calderon, Carlos
  • Hekmat, Diana
  • Dinov, Ivo
  • Laks, Hillel
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2007
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
256–260
Identifiers
PMID: 17196393
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There was no significant difference in early or late mortality and late reoperation rate between the two groups. Early reoperation rate was higher in the congenital versus the acquired aortic valvular disease group. This study supports the fact that the valve-sparing technique is safe and reproducible and repeatable in patients with acquired valve disease.

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