Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-18056
Falk, V; Schwammenthal, E E; Kempfert, J; Linke, A; Schuler, G; Mohr, F W; Walther, T (2009). New anatomically oriented transapical aortic valve implantation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87(3):925-926.
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Transapical aortic valve implantation has become a routine procedure to treat high-risk patients in some centers. To facilitate optimal positioning, a new self-centering valve design with anatomic orientation of the commissures has been developed. This self-expanding nitinol stent-based valve has 3 support arms that are placed within the aortic sinuses. Here we report implantation of this new valve in a patient. The valve demonstrated excellent function with a low transvalvular gradient.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||01 Apr 2009 18:41|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 00:57|
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