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The aortic root is replaced with a preserved pig aorta. The porcine root is not long enough to address the ascending aorta. Therefore, additional Dacron graft is required for replacement of the ascending aorta. This can be a reasonable replacement for the same indications as a homograft, as well as for a replacement of a short segment of aorta (aortic root).

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