TITLE

Biological valves: is durability really the bottle neck?

AUTHOR(S)
Takkenberg, Johanna J. M.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Heart;Nov2010, Vol. 96 Issue 21, p1691
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author claims that the ideal valve substitute to replace a diseased aortic valve is a non-thrombogenetic, infection-resistant, living autologous valve with excellent haemodynamics and an unlimited durability. But he notes that in real life, the available aortic valve replacements are associated with one or more disadvantages related to their design. He states that limited durability is the main disadvantage of biological valvular prostheses.
ACCESSION #
57534397

 

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