1978
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1096633 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The experience with the Ionescu-Shiley pericardial xenograft used for heart valve replacement over a period of 7 years has demonstrated, in both the aortic and atrioventricular position, excellent long term clinical and haemodynamic results. There were very few valve related complications and none occurred with valves manufactured since May 1976 by Shiley Laboratories. The long term durability of the glutaraldehyde stabilised pericardial xenografts was demonstrated by a rigorous and complete clinical follow-up… Show more

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“…Table 6 summarises the incidence of major complications in our entire experience with 590 pericardial xenografts inserted in 506 patients. Mechanical dysfunction of the pericardial xenograft has not been observed in either this multiple replacement series or the single replacement series using pericardial xenografts manufactured com-mercially3 25 and implanted since April 1976.…”
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“…25 the only exception being a left fermoral artery embolus 67 months after isolated mitral valve replacement in one patient 26. The results from this study have reinforced our conviction that long-term anticoagulant treatment in patients with pericardial xenografts is unneces-…”
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