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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 2 March 2016 > HOW TO DO IT > How to Do It - Implantation Technique for Newer-Generation Sutureless/Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement

How to Do It - Implantation Technique for Newer-Generation Sutureless/Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement

Nikhil Prakash Patil1, Fabio Falconieri1, John Pepper2, Toufan Bahrami1

1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Harefield Hospital, 2NIHR Cardiovascular Biological Research Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

‘Sutureless’ or rapid-deployment (RD) aortic valve replacement (AVR) is an emerging alternative to standard AVR in elderly high-risk surgical patients. Here, the authors describe their implantation technique for the newer-generation Edwards INTUITY-Elite® valve

(Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA), a balloon-expandable stented trileaflet bovine pericardial bioprosthesis that received CE Mark European approval in April 2014.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:227-229


How to Do It - Implantation Technique for Newer-Generation Sutureless/Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement

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