ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
How ideal is pulmonary autograft for mitral valve replacement?
Kemal Uzun1, Denyan Mansuroğlu2, Mustafa Güler3, Suat Nail Ömeroğlu4
1Ordu Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ordu, Türkiye
2Yeni Yüzyıl Üniversitesi Özel Gaziosmanpaşa Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Özel Emsey Hospital, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye
4İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.13033
Although significant progress has been achieved in heart surgery since the first successful valve replacement performed in the year 1960, some problems regarding mechanical and bioprosthetic valves still persist. Towards 2000s, pulmonary autografts came to the fore again for mitral valve replacement. These results have been promising for the long-term. However, early-period complications are frequently observed in these operations that are technically challenging and require considerable experience. For these reasons, pulmonary autografts are not applicable for extensive usage; instead they are a good alternative to be used in selected cases (patients in whom use of warfarin is not practical and extended durability of valve is desired).
Keywords : Autologous transplantation; mitral valve replacement; pulmonary autograft
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