Modified Bentall procedure: Mechanical vs biological valved conduits in patients older than 65 years.


Cadiothoracic Department, University Hospital of Udine, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


The modified Bentall procedure is still the treatment of choice for patients requiring combined replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve. We compared the long-term outcome of patients >65 years of age undergoing Bentall procedure with biological vs mechanical valved conduits in a multi institutional study.


Bentall procedure,Biological valved conduit,Elderly patients,Mechanical valved conduit,

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