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A new method of autologous fascia lata replacement for aortic valvular disease
  1. Eric Hauf,
  2. Charles-Henri Chalant
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Louvain Medical School, Louvain, Belgium


    A new technique is described using homologous fascia lata for the construction of an aortic valve without prosthetic support and resulting in the simple and rapid production of the valve. The latter is nearing normal anatomical and physiological conditions. The successful use of such a valve in a case of acute bacterial endocarditis is described.

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