Pulmonary Valve Replacement with a Porcine Aortic Heterograft

Robert W. Emery, Ronald G. Landes, James H. Moller, Demetre M. Nicoloff

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Pulmonary valve replacement is an uncommon surgical procedure, yet lifesaving when performed under the appropriate circumstances. The patient reported on here had the classic indications for valve replacement: increased pulmonary vascular resistance and associated pulmonary valve incompetence following repair of a congenital heart defect resulting in right heart failure and secondary tricuspid insufficiency. A review of the literature provides the basis for the decision to replace the pulmonary valve with a glutaraldehyde-preserved porcine heterograft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-153
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979

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