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A Randomized Multicenter Trial of Minimally Invasive Rapid Deployment Versus Conventional Full Sternotomy Aortic Valve Replacement

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Michael A. Borger, Vadim Moustafine, Lenard Conradi, Christoph Knosalla, Markus Richter, Denis R. Merk, Torsten Doenst, Robert Hammerschmidt, Hendrik Treede, Pascal Dohmen, Justus T. Strauch

This study randomized 100 patients with AS to full sternotomy AVR with a conventional prothesis or hemisternotomy with a rapid deployment prosthesis.  CPB times were similar, but Ao crossclamp times were 24% shorter in the rapid deployment group.  Acute outcomes were similar.  The rapid deployment group had a lower transvalvular gradient and a lower prevalence of prosthesis mismatch at 3 months. 

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