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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Eichinger, WB; Hettich, IM; Ruzicka, DJ; Holper, K; Schricker, C; Bleiziffer, S; Lange, R 
Title:
Twenty-year experience with the St. Jude medical Biocor bioprosthesis in the aortic position. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term performance of the St. Jude Medical Biocor stented porcine prosthesis in the aortic position. METHODS: From January 1985 to December 1996, 455 patients admitted for aortic valve replacement were consecutively enrolled in this study. The mean age was 72.5 +/- 9 years, 18 patients (3.5%) had had previous cardiac surgery, and coronary artery bypass grafting was performed in 171 patients (37.6%). Follow-up was complete in 99.6%; up...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Thorac Surg 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
86 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1204-10 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-4975 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie