Indications and surgical technique of aortic valve replacement with the autologous pulmonary valve

  • Lorenzo Gonzalez-Lavin
  • D. Graf
  • D. N. Ross
Conference paper

Abstract

The pulmonary valve has been utilized to replace the diseased aortic valve since 1967 by Donald Ross and associates at the National Heart Hospital in London. This approach stemmed from the experimental work Lower and associates, indicating the possibility of using the autologous pulmonary valve for aortic or mitral valve replacement. Ross reported the first clinical trial in 1967 and since that time over 250 patients have undergone this operation. Based on this experience, as well as a limited experience from Gonzalez-Lavin, the indications and surgical technique for this procedure are described.

Keywords

Polypropylene 

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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo Gonzalez-Lavin
    • 1
  • D. Graf
  • D. N. Ross
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDeborah Heart and Lung CenterBrown MillsUSA

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