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Pulmonary Arterioplasty With Decellularized Allogeneic Patches

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Richard A. Hopkins, Gary K. Lofland, Jennifer Marshall, Diana Connelly,Gayathri Acharya, Pamela Dennis, Richard Stroup, Chris McFall, James E. O'Brien

In this observational study, the utility of decellularized allogeneic pulmonary artery patches for pulmonary arterioplasty was evaluated in 108 patients. No device failures or adverse events were detected. An historical comparison cohort in whom conventional materials were used experienced a 14% failure rate.

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