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Pulmonary Allograft Versus Medtronic Freestyle Valve in Surgical Pulmonary Valve Replacement for Adults Following Correction of Tetralogy of Fallot or Its Variants

Pasangi Madhuka Wijayarathne, Peter Skillington, Samuel Menahem, Amalan Thuraisingam, Marco Larobina, Leeanne Grigg

World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Following corrective surgery in infancy/childhood for tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) or its variants, patients may eventually require pulmonary valve replacement (PVR). Debate remains over which valve is best. We compared outcomes of the Medtronic Freestyle valve with that of the pulmonary allograft valve following PVR. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken from a single surgical practice of adult patients undergoing elective PVR between April 1993 and March 2017. The choice of valve was at the surgeon's discretion. There was a trend toward the almost exclusive use of the more readily available Medtronic Freestyle valve since 2008. RESULTS: One hundred fifty consecutive patien..

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