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Commentary: The Crow and the Pitcher - Necessity is the Mother of Invention for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction

  • Mahesh S. Sharma
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    Address reprint requests to Mahesh S. Sharma, MD FACS, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Burnett-Womack Building, Room 3037, Campus Box 7065, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7065.
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    Section of Congenital Cardiac Surgery, UNC Children's Heart Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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      RVOT reconstructions using prosthetic valved conduits lack of somatic growth and durability. A widely available, long-lasting, biologically inert, and cost-effective construct remains elusive.
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