One-year hemodynamic comparison of Perimount Magna with St Jude Epic aortic bioprostheses.
Jerzy Bobiarski, Andrew E Newcomb, Abdelsalam M Elhenawy, Manjula Maganti, Joanne Bos, Suzanne Hemeon, Vivek Rao
Archives of Medical Science | Published : 2013
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac surgeons are using more bioprosthetic valves due to the ageing population as well as to improvements that have been made to these implants. We sought to compare the 1-year hemodynamics of two commercially available valves by echocardiographic parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of our institutional database revealed 69 patients who received either Perimount Magna (n = 33) or St Jude Epic (n = 36) valves in the aortic position with no other valve surgery between June 2004 and March 2006. All patients received transthoracic echocardiography at 1 year. Comparisons between groups were made at baseline and at 1-year follow-up. In addition, a pairwise compa..View full abstract