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Anatomical assessment of ventricular septum in relation to the aortic valve of bovine heart

Bangladesh Medical Research Council
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  • Aortic Valve
  • Bovine
  • Heart
  • Ventricular Septum
  • Biology
  • Medicine


Microsoft Word - Letters 35 Grunberg A, Juschenko A, Santopietro R, Cintorino M, Tosi P, Syrjanen S. Oral contraceptives are not an independent risk factor for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or high-risk human papillomavirus infections. Anticancer Res. 2006; 26: 4729-40. Anatomical assessment of ventricular septum in relation to the aortic valve of bovine heart In recent decades, thromboembolic complications, ruptures, stenoses, and calcifications of the aortic heart valves cause morbidity and mortality of human patient. These complications need valvular replacement or correction with the natural valve, either mechanical or biological1. Implantation of the valve is necessary for the correction of the diseased human valve. These implanted valves may be mechanical, may be of porcine origin or bovine pericardial origin. Now-a-days, in Bangladesh porcine aortic heart valves and mechanical valves have been using randomly in the cardiac patients, although these are expensive for the poor patients. Thinking with this view an attempt had been made for implanting the bovine aortic heart valve to the poor patients. In an initial attempt, a study had been carried out with Bangladesh Heart Research Association, and it was found that the orifice diameter of indigenous bovine aortic heart valve ranged from 21 to 35 mm2, which was similar to that of human being. Because of that, conservative techniques have been progressively used in patients with valvopathies in a number of centers. Thus, the interest in the morphology of cardiac valves, which during the 60's and 70's was limited to the pathological features due to the large number of valve replacements, was extended. The more accurate knowledge of normal anatomy began to play an important role in the success of valvoplasties, as many decisions during surgery are based on the visual assessment of the changes. Detailed knowledge of the anatomical characteristics of the aortic valve should improve th

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