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Can bioprosthetic valve thrombosis be promoted by aortic root morphology? An in vitro study.

Authors
  • Jahren, Silje Ekroll1
  • Heinisch, Paul Philipp2
  • Hasler, David1
  • Winkler, Bernhard Michael2
  • Stortecky, Stefan3
  • Pilgrim, Thomas3
  • Londono, Martina Correa4
  • Carrel, Thierry2
  • von Tengg-Kobligk, Hendrik4
  • Obrist, Dominik1
  • 1 ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 3 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 4 University Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology, University Hospital Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Feb 21, 2018
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivy039
PMID: 29481667
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Aortic root morphology affects the blood flow in the aortic sinus and may be a factor in bioprosthetic valve thrombosis. Therefore, patient-specific aortic root morphology should be considered when selecting and positioning a prosthesis.

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