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American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Caption: This graphic shows the procedural steps of the sutureless bioprosthesis. A, Sutureless bioprosthesis ready for compression. B, Compressed valve ready to be inserted in the trocar. C, Sutureless bioprosthesis passage through the main operative 20-mm trocar. D, Sutureless bioprosthesis compressed and inserted into the aortic root after removal of the native aortic valve. E, Sutureless bioprosthesis, endoscopic decompression, and adjustment into the aortic annulus. F, Complete expansion of the sutureless valve into the aortic root.
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