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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2015 December;56(6):939-43

Copyright © 2015 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

First experience with the new Sorin Crown PRT bioprosthetic aortic valve: early postoperative outcome and hemodynamic performance in 90 patients

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


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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.

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