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Objective: This study reports the outcomes of the cryopreserved mitral homograft in 119 patients prospectively followed with clinical, echocardiographic and structural valve deterioration assessments. Methods: 119 patients undergoing mitral and aortic homograft implantation. Patient’s causes of mitral disease were: rheumatic disease n = 75, endocarditis n = 37 and others n = 7. There were 40 partial homografts and 88 total homografts. Mitro-aortic homograft valve replacement was performed in 29 cases. Results: Mean follow-up was 9.8 ± 6.3 years up to 19.2 yrs. There were 7 early



Author: Francesco Nappi, Cristiano Spadaccio, Massimo Chello, Mario Lusini, Cristophe Acar

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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