Calcification of Aortic Wall Tissue
in Prosthetic Heart Valves

Initiation, Influencing Factors
& Strategies Towards Prevention

Acta Biomedical Lovaniensia, 385

By Bart Meuris
July 2007
Leuven University Press
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789058675958
137 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2"
$87.50 Paper Original

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Porcine aortic wall calcification: influence of species, blood contact, arterial pressure and tissue cellularity. Experimental studies in rat and sheep

Chapter 3: Porcine stentless bioprostheses: prevention of aortic wall calcification by dye-mediated photo-oxidation

Chapter 4: Prevention of porcine aortic wall calcification by acellularization: necessity for a non-glutaraldehyde-based fixation treatment

Chapter 5: Factors influencing calcification of cardiac bioprostheses in adolescent sheep

Chapter 6: Efficacy of cations as anticalcification method for the aortic wall portion in stentless valves: an experimental study in sheep

Chapter 7: General discussion



Reference list

Curriculum vitae


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