Hemodynamic outcomes of geometric ring annuloplasty for aortic valve repair: A four-center pilot trial
Mazzitelli, Domenico × Stamm, Christof Rankin, J Scott Nöbauer, Christian Pirk, Jan Meuris, Bart Crooke, Philip S Wagner, Anke Beavan, L Alan Griffin, Charles D Powers, Debby Nasseri, Boris Schreiber, Christian Hetzer, Roland Lange, Rüdiger #
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery vol:148 issue:1 pages:168-75
A geometric annuloplasty ring could improve efficacy and stability of aortic valve repair. Toward this goal, a 1-piece 3-dimensional titanium annuloplasty ring with Dacron covering was developed and tested successfully in animals. The purpose of this study was to define hemodynamic outcomes with this device used as the annuloplasty component of human aortic valve repair.