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Outcomes of Bioprosthetic Valves in the Pulmonary Position in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Alexander C. Egbe, Heidi M. Connolly, William R. Miranda, Joseph A. Dearani, Hartzell V. Schaff

In this study from the Mayo Clinic, outcomes of bioprosthetic valves placed in the pulmonary position in adults with congenital heart disease were evaluated. Cumulative prosthetic valve dysfunction at 15 years was 48%, raising the question of the efficacy of using such valves in this position.

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