Exercise hemodynamics of bovine versus porcine bioprostheses: A prospective randomized comparison of the Mosaic and Perimount aortic valves

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center Munich, Lazarettstrasse 36, 80636 Munich, Germany.
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Impact Factor: 4.17). 06/2005; 129(5):1056-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2004.08.028
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This prospective randomized study compares a porcine with a bovine bioprosthesis in the aortic position with regard to hemodynamic performance during exercise.
Between August of 2000 and December of 2002, 136 patients underwent aortic valve replacement with the porcine Medtronic Mosaic (n = 66) or the bovine Carpentier-Edwards Perimount (n = 70) bioprosthesis. Transthoracic echocardiography was performed to assess hemodynamic and dimensional data preoperatively and 10 months postoperatively; the latter follow-up included stress echocardiography with treadmill exercise.
At rest and during exercise (25 and 50 W), there was a significant difference in mean pressure gradient between the bovine and the porcine valves with labeled sizes 21 and 23, with superiority of the Perimount prosthesis. There was no difference in effective orifice area and incidence of patient-prosthesis mismatch among all sizes. The left ventricular mass index decreased significantly within 10 months postoperatively in the size 23 bovine group and the size 25 porcine group.
Our data show a significant superiority of pressure gradients for the bovine bioprosthesis, especially with small valve sizes, when compared with the porcine device, which is more distinctive during exercise.

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    • "As other articles presented early haemodynamic data, only their 1-year data were selected for inclusion in the analysis. The Deutsches Herzzentrum Munchen presented data from their hospital registry as well as an RCT during the same study period (2000–04) [22] [24]. The registry data may have contained some patients from the RCT; however, as the registry data study only contained patients with small annulus (≤23 mm) implantation, overall patient duplication would be small. "
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