ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Early outcomes of the sutureless aortic valves versus conventional stented bioprosthetic valves
İlker Mataracı, Muhammet Onur Hanedan, Ufuk Sayar, Mehmet Ali Yürük, Tanıl Özer, Ali Kemal Arslan, Murat Yücel
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ahi Evren Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12003
Background: In this study, we compared the early outcomes of sutureless aortic valves versus conventional stented bioprosthetic valves.

Methods: Between October 2009 and May 2014, 46 patients (22 males, 24 females; mean age 74.74±7.35 years; range 56 to 87 years) were included. The patients were divided into two groups including 25 patients with conventional stented bioprosthetic valves in group 1 and 21 patients with sutureless aortic valves in group 2.

Results: The maximum postoperative aortic gradient was 20.1±5.5 mmHg for the sutureless group and 28.7±13.9 mmHg for the stented group (p=0.038). The mean postoperative gradient was 10.3±3.4 mmHg for the sutureless group and 15.1±8.4 mmHg for the stented group (p=0.052). No in-hospital mortality was seen in the sutureless group; however, five patients in the stented group died during the hospital stay (p=0.054).

Conclusion: Sutureless aortic valve replacement is a novel surgical treatment modality, yielding excellent hemodynamic conditions with a short ischemic time.

Keywords : Aortic valve bioprosthesis; valve replacement
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