Chapter 5. Valves and Conduits

  1. Julien I. E. Hoffman MD, FRCP Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) Senior Member

Published Online: 27 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch5

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

How to Cite

Hoffman, J. I. E. (2009) Valves and Conduits, in The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch5

Author Information

  1. Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179270

Online ISBN: 9781444314045

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Keywords:

  • valves and conduits;
  • valve repair - better than replacement with artificial valve needed;
  • biological tissue valves and heterografts;
  • biological valves - heterografts (xenografts) from nonhuman species;
  • autograft - patient's own pulmonary valve inserted in aortic;
  • mechanical valves - metal alloys or pyrolytic carbon;
  • structural valve deterioration;
  • homograft and autograft longevity;
  • right ventricular outflow tract;
  • bovine jugular vein conduits - reoperation free period

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of valve

  • General comparison of valve types

  • References