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St. Jude Medical Portico™ transapical technology

EuroIntervention 2013;9:S103-S106. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9SSA21

1. Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; 2. Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 3. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lenox

The main support structure of the Portico™ valve (St. Jude Medical, Inc., St. Paul, MN, USA) is a radiopaque, self-expanding nitinol stent (Figure 1). The stent has a non-flared annu

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