Cusps Interventions in Aortic Valve Repair: Are All Pericardial Patches Created Equal?
JMC Ngu1, HD Toeg1, R Jafar2, B Sohmer3, V Chan1, M Labrosse2, M Boodhwani1
1Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
3Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada
•This study sought to determine which commercially available pericardial patch would be best suited for aortic valve repair
Conclusion: Among all three pericardial patches compared in this study, CardioCel®demonstrates the closest profile to that of the native aortic valve leaflet, rendering it best suited for aortic valve repair.