Randomized comparison of stentless versus stented valves for aortic stenosis: effects on left ventricular mass

Diego Perez de Arenaza, Belinda Lees, Marcus Flather, Fiona Nugara, Trygve Husebye, Marek Jasinski, Marek Cisowski, Mohammed Khan, Michael Henein, Jullien Gaer, Levant Guvendik, Andrzej Bochenek, Stanislaw Wos, Mons Lie, Guido Van Nooten, Dudley Pennell, John Pepper, ASSERT (Aortic Stentless versus Stented valve assessed by Echocardiography Randomized Trial) Investigators

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Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is the established treatment for severe aortic stenosis. In response to the long-term results of aortic homografts, stentless porcine valves were introduced as an alternative low-resistance valve. We conducted a randomized trial comparing a stentless with a stented porcine valve in adults with severe aortic stenosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2696-702
Number of pages7
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2005


  • Aged
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Organ Size
  • Patient Selection
  • Stents
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
  • Ventricular Function, Left

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