- 45 juvenile sheep were randomized and either a PERIMOUNT mitral valve (6900P, control group) or the same valve design incorporating the RESILIA tissue preservation technology (test group) was implanted in the mitral position
- All valves were 25 mm
- A transthoracic echocardiography was performed at 1 week and at 8 months postoperatively
- Necropsy was performed at 8 months, and the valves were examined radiographically (soft tissue radiograph), histologically (hematoxylin and eosin and Von Kossa staining), and chemically (calcium content)
For a more detailed overview of the Juvenile Sheep Study methodology and results, please see link to clinical paper details.
Flameng W, et al. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;149:340–5.