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Total prosthetic replacement of atrioventricular valves in the dog
  1. G. Den Otter
  1. Laboratory for Experimental Surgery of the Free University at Amsterdam
  2. Department of Applied Physiology of the State University of Leyden

    Part I. Development of a free-floating cone valve for the right atrioventricular ostium


    A free-floating cone valve to be used as a prosthesis for the tricuspid valve of the heart is described. It consists of a stainless steel flat cage with a Lucite cone inside. The experience and reasoning that led to its construction are presented and the results obtained with it in a series of 32 dogs are given.

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