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Chirurgia 2011 June;24(3):163-4

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A case with homograft in the aortic position lasting 28 years

Cortina R. 1, Segovia E. 1, Llosa J. C. 2

1 Cardiology Department, Hospital General de Cabueñes, Oviedo University, Gijon, Spain
2 Cardiac Surgery Department, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo University, Oviedo, Spain


Allografts offer many advantages over prosthetic valves, but allograft durability varies considerably. The rate of freedom from complications at 10 and 20 years were as follow: endocarditis 93% and 89%; primary tissues failure 62% and 18%. In this way there are a good number of publications. Homograft valves also offer advantages, including the safety of a second homograft replacement as it has been published. We report a case of 28 year long lasting allograft. In conclusion,to our knowledge, this is one of the most lasting aortic allografts free of events.

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