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Percutaneous aortic valve replacement: computed tomography scan after valved stent implantation in human cadaver hearts

René Bombien, Tim Hümme, Michael Schünke and Georg Lutter

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Published on behalf of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Volume 36, issue 3, pages 592-594
Published in print September 2009 | ISSN: 1010-7940
Published online September 2009 | e-ISSN: 1873-734X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcts.2009.04.068
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement: computed tomography scan after valved stent implantation in human cadaver hearts

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Computed tomography scans were performed before and after aortic valve resection with consecutive implantation of a valved stent in human hearts with highly calcified aortic valves in situ (n = 2). This demonstrates that the valved stent shows better fitting in the annulus after removal of the native valve.

Keywords: Resection; Percutaneous; Human; Aortic valve; CT; In situ

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Cardiothoracic Surgery

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