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

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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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


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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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