Testing of RPMI-1640 as a Nutrient Medium for Fresh Semilunar Valve Storage.
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RPMI 1640 medium was evaluated for heart valve storage. Valves from 16 dogs were placed in the medium. The pulmonic valves were removed from the medium at 15 to 135 days and tested for viability by histopathology and the aortic valves were surgically implanted in recipient dogs for 81 to 85 days. At the end of that period of time, the dogs underwent cardia catheterization, afterwards euthanitized and the valves harvested for histopathological study. Author
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