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Preclinical Determination of the Best Functional Position for Transcatheter Heart Valves Implanted in Rapid Deployment Bioprostheses


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1. Heart and Diabetes Center NRW, Ruhr-University Bochum, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany


Aims: The aim was to determine the best functional position of a transcatheter heart valve(THV) implanted as a valve-in-valve(ViV) procedure in small rapid deployment valves(RDV) in an in vitro model.

Methods and results: A 21mm Perceval&tra…

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