Heart valve homografts

Academic Article


  • Renewed interest in heart valve homografts is related to recent advances in viability. Increased viability is achieved by collecting explanted hearts from multi-organ donors and cryopreservation. Right access is usually used in case of hereditary cardiopathy to resect or repair the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves. Life-long anticoagulant treatment can thus be avoided. Current mid-term and long-term results are very promising.
  • Author List

  • Bloch G; Bel A; Faris B; Nguyen A; De Chaumaray T; Menasche P; Gerota J
  • Start Page

  • 18
  • End Page

  • 22
  • Volume

  • 122
  • Issue

  • 1