The triplex BioValsalva prostheses to reconstruct the aortic valve and the aortic root

Authors: Fu, Yijun; Li, BinBourget, Jean-MichelBondarenko, Olexandr; Lin, Jing; Guzman, Randolph; Paynter, Royston; Desaulniers, Denis; Qin, Boyin; Wang, Lu; Germain, LucieZhang, ZeGuidoin, Robert
Abstract: The Bentall procedure introduced in 1968 represents an undisputed cure to treat multiple pathologies involving the aortic valve and the ascending thoracic aorta. Over the years, multiple modifications have been introduced as well as a standardized approach to the operation with the goal to prevent long-term adverse events. The BioValsalva prosthesis provides a novel manner to more efficiently reconstruct the aortic valve together with the anatomy of the aortic root with the implantation of a valved conduit. This prosthesis comprises three sections: the collar supporting the valve; the skirt mimicking the Valsalva, which is suitable for the anastomoses with the coronary arteries; and the main body of the graft, which is designed to replace the ascending aorta. The BioValsalva prosthesis allows the Bentall operation to be used in patients whose aortic valve cannot be spared.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 January 2016
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Journal of long-term effects of medical implants, Vol. 26 (1), 49-78 (2016)
Begell House, Inc.
Alternative version: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2016013541
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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