A simple technique for aortic valve replacement using freehand allografts. Journal of cardiac surgery Moreno-Cabral, C. E., Miller, D. C., Shumway, N. E. 1988; 3 (1): 69-76


Given the recent resurgence of interest in the use of "fresh" and cryopreserved allograft valves for aortic valve replacement, the fact that many cardiac surgeons were not exposed to the operative techniques involved in freehand implantation of allograft valves during their residency training, and the paucity of teaching materials that clearly portray such techniques, details of a simplified method of subcoronary, freehand allograft valve implantation in the aortic position are described and illustrated.

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