Cardiac Valve Allografts

Science and Practice

  • Magdi H. Yacoub
  • A. Charles Yankah
  • Roland Hetzer
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Standards and technical guidelines for heart valve banking

  3. An international survey of allograft banks

  4. Homograft viability, assessment and significance

    1. D. Woloszyn, D. Johnson, M. H. Yacoub
      Pages 11-21
  5. Human heart cold ischemia and its effect on post-cryopreservation viability of heart valves

  6. Effects of storage temperature and fetal calf serum on the endothelium of porcine aortic valves: Functional and microscopic evaluation

  7. Pre-implantation viability of cryopreserved valves prepared by the Green Lane Technique

  8. The anatomic and physiological properties of the semilunar valves

  9. Immunology

    1. F. M. E. Hoekstra, C. Knoop, E. Bos, N. Jutte, C. Wassenaar, W. Weimar
      Pages 69-74
    2. A. Schütz
      Pages 75-85
    3. E. Simon, N. Zavazava, G. Steinhoff, W. Müller-Ruchholtz, A. Haverich
      Pages 87-98
    4. T. Ramos, J. Neves, S. Gulbenkian, C. Monteiro, R. Santos, A. Martins et al.
      Pages 109-122
  10. Allograft Aortic Valve and Root Replacement

    1. A. C. Yankah, Y. Weng, J. Hofmeister, V. Alexi-Meskhishvili, H. Siniawski, P. E. Lange et al.
      Pages 143-159
    2. D. R. Clarke, D. A. Bishop
      Pages 161-170
  11. Alternative Procedures

  12. Infectious Aortic Valve and Thoracic Aorta

    1. A. Charles Yankah, Y. Weng, J. Hofmeister, H. Siniawski, R. Hetzer
      Pages 217-226
    2. Carlos-A. Mestres, J. L. Pomar
      Pages 253-262
  13. Aortic and Pulmonary Allografts for Reconstruction of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract (Orthotopic and Heterotopic Implantation)

  14. Homograft Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Replacement

About these proceedings


CARDIAC VALVE ALLOGRAFTS (HOMOGRAFTS) highlights the current controversy about freehand subcoronary aortic valve and root replacement with regard to postoperative morbidity and long term durability. It discusses particular implantation techniques of preference in young patients and in different root pathology. Other chapters address intermediate- and long-term results on cardiac valve and vascular homografts for treating complicating cardiac valve and aortic infections.
The chapter on basic science additionally makes this book a highly authoritative reference source for cardiac surgeons, physicians and scientists.
This work provides a current survey of the state-of-the-art.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Magdi H. Yacoub
    • 1
  • A. Charles Yankah
    • 2
  • Roland Hetzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Cardiothoracic SurgeryHarefield Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung InstituteLondonUK
  2. 2.Dept. Cardiothoracic and Vascular SurgeryDeutsches Herzzentrum Berlin and Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63915-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59250-8
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