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Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Pollari F. 1, Dinges C. 2, Vogt F. 1, Sirch J. 1, Pfeiffer S. 1, Seitelberger R. 2, Fischlein T. 1, Santarpino G. 1
1 Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Center, Klinikum Nürnberg, Paracelsus Medical University, Nuremberg, Germany;
2 University Clinic for Cardiac Surgery, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
AIM: The Crown PRT (The Phospholipid Reduction Treatment) is a new stent bovine bioprosthesis for aortic valve replacement (AVR). Aim of this paper is to report the postoperative clinical and hemodynamic results after ninety consecutive implants.
METHODS: After receiving CE mark in July 2014, two European university centers implanted the new Crown PRT (Sorin Group, Burnaby, Canada) for the first time. Up to now, ninety patients underwent aortic valve replacement, in isolated or combined procedures, for aortic stenosis or insufficiency. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram was used to assess the prosthesis’s function. In hospital outcomes and echocardiographic parameters were recorded.
RESULTS: Age and Log Euroscore were 71.8±7.9 years and 10.2%±4.5 respectively. In-hospital mortality for isolated AVR was 0%; one patient died after a multiple procedure (overall 30-days mortality 1.1%). No adverse device effects were recorded. Intensive Care Unit stay was 2±5.8 days. At discharge, echocardiogram showed no paravalvular leaks and normal postoperative gradients.
CONCLUSION: Our starting results showed that the Crown PRT is safe and reliable, with excellent hemodynamic performance. Further clinical results with a larger population and long term follow-up are needed to assess the versatility and the durability of this new device.