Recommendation ID

Further research on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium should address patient selection and report long-term outcomes, particularly the durability of the valve.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium
Date issued
February 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 28/02/2018