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CryoGraft® Ascending Thoracic Aorta
Not every aortic reconstruction requires a total aortic valve replacement. With the CryoGraft® Ascending Thoracic Aorta, surgeons can repair a patient's ascending aorta with a cardiac conduit that has the same natural contour and handling characteristics of the patient’s own tissue.
The ascending thoracic aorta is transected from the left ventricle containing the muscle band with or without the anterior mitral leaflet. Excess fat and loose adventitia are removed from the conduit and the coronary arteries are suture ligated. The ascending thoracic aorta does not contain a valve that meets CryoLife’s criteria.
CryoGraft® Descending Thoracic Aorta
Key to successful aorta repair is the combination of natural tailoring flexibility and infection resistance in a single conduit. Surgeons choose the CryoGraft® Descending Thoracic Aorta when the repair or reconstruction of the thoracic aorta calls for the natural touch of an allograft. It is especially useful in the replacement of an infected aortic graft.
The descending aorta is transected from the ascending aortal distal to the arch. Excess fat and loose adventitia are removed, and intercostal arteries are suture ligated.
CryoGraft® Pulmonary Artery
Pulmonary artery reconstruction does not always require the replacement of the patient's pulmonary valve. The CryoGraft® Pulmonary Artery allograft has the same natural handling characteristics and can be used to repair the pulmonary conduit.
The artery is transected from the right ventricle containing the muscle band. Excess fat and loose adventitia are removed from the conduit and branches. The pulmonary artery does not contain a competent valve.