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December 22nd, 2006

Aortic valve surgery: time to be open-minded and to rethink

Abstract:
Future use of nanotechnology may lead to a complete shift in dimensions towards significantly smaller devices. At present relatively large diameter sheaths will be required for the insertion of larger and eventually cuffed prostheses. With the safe transapical approach this can be accomplished in a standard fashion. Thus in order to further develop the new transcatheter techniques we have to keep the final goal of perfect valve function without leak in mind.

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