The subject invention concerns vascular prosthetic devices and methods for ascending aorta and/or valve replacement in humans and animals. In one embodiment, a device of the invention includes a vessel-like structure having a first end adapted for surgical attachment to a left ventricle, a second end adapted for surgical attachment to an aorta, and, interposed between the first and second ends, a sinus portion configured in the shape of the sinuses of Valsalva in a human aortic valve.
Knight, Joseph Allen, "Vascular prosthesis" (2008). USF Patents. 609.
University of South Florida