First Perceval S™ Sutureless Aortic Valve Prosthesis Implantations in Argentina

Raúl A. Borracci, Walter Rodríguez, Marcelo Benítez, Félix Ramírez, Matías Ríos, Mauro Giacomini

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Aortic valve replacement with sutureless prostheses is an innovative alternative for the treatment of aortic stenosis in the elderlyand in high-risk patients. Although the world experience with these prostheses has been going on for several years, onlyrecently, the Perceval S™ model, consisting of a self-expanding sutureless prosthesis made of bovine pericardium and mountedon a nitinol stent, has begun to be commercialized in Argentina. In this study, we present the first three cases of aortic valvereplacement with Perceval bioprostheses performed in Argentina. The sutureless technique is a promising alternative for surgicalaortic valve replacement with a bioprosthesis, and may possibly compete with intravascular therapy in high-risk patients.

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