Published in Cardiovascular Device Liability Week, April 25th, 2004
"The objective of this study was to develop a preclinical large animal model for the in vivo hemodynamic testing of prosthetic valves in the aortic position without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass," scientists writing in the Journal of Korean Medical Science report.
"Ten male pigs were used. A composite valved conduit was constructed in the operating room by implanting a prosthetic valve between two separate pieces of vascular conduits, which bypassed the ascending aorta to the descending aorta," wrote S.J. Choo...
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