July 1970

Trivalvular Homograft Replacement

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery (Dr. Pappas) and medicine (Drs. Overy and Davies), University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the Veterans Administration Hospital (Drs. Pappas, Overy, and Davies), Denver.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(1):6-7. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340250008002

A report of a case was presented in which homograft replacement of mitral, aortic, and tricuspid valves was performed. Valvular function was assessed and remained excellent in the case of the mitral valve 19 months after insertion and of the aortic and tricuspid valves 11 months after insertion. The mitral and tricuspid valves were replaced with aortic valve homografts and mounted on prosthetic rings, the aortic by direct suture. The patient improved clinically but remained limited by myocardial dysfunction. Hemodynamic and angiographic data were presented.