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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Comparison between three types of stented pericardial aortic valves (Trivalve trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Isolated aortic valve replacement or associated with myocardial revascularization and/or tricuspid valve repair
  Age (> 18 years and < 85 years)
Exclusion criteria Emergency surgery
  Surgery other than full sternotomy
  Heart transplantation
  Any procedure involving the aorta (such as Bentall procedure, surgery for dissection, and so on)
  Redo surgery
  Active infective endocarditis
  Associated mitral valve surgery
  Heart failure (ejection fraction < 40%) or preoperative cardiogenic shock
  Systolic pulmonary arterial pressure > 60 mmHg
  Patient’s protocol refusal
  Pregnancy
  Mentally handicapped patients, pre-existing psychiatric disease or addiction
  Advanced respiratory failure (forced expiratory volume in 1 second or vital capacity below 50% of the predicted)
  Severe renal failure
  History of allergy or intolerance to iodinated contrast infusion
  Patients living more than 100 km away from the investigation center