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Acceptance and introduction of disruptive technologies - simple steps to build a fully functional pulmonary valved stent.
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Valved stents are new land for cardiac surgeons even though they are being used more frequently by interventional disciplines. This paper presents simple steps to build a patient-specific pulmonary valved stent and its delivery device. The design concept was tested by random participants at a med-tech meeting. The valved stent is constructed by linking an endoprosthetic graft with a valved-jugular-vein. The delivery device is made from a modified 5-ml syringe. Of 72 participants, 66 (92%) built and 60 participants implanted the device successfully into the targeted pulmonary position via a trans-infundibular access.
Animals, Blood Vessel Prosthesis, Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation/instrumentation, Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation/methods, Heart Valve Prosthesis, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation/instrumentation, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation/methods, Prosthesis Design, Pulmonary Valve, Stents, Sus scrofa, Suture Techniques
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