Heart Health

04 August 2010

Patient's Pulmonary Valve May Substitute for Donor Aortic Valve

Procedure led to improved survival, quality of life, study found

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In this study, 108 patients had their malfunctioning aortic valve replaced with their own pulmonary valve (autograft). Their pulmonary valve was then replaced with a pulmonary valve from a dead donor. Another 108 patients had their aortic valve replaced with an aortic valve from a dead donor (homograft).


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