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The 37-year durability of a Björk-Shiley Delrin-disc aortic valve prosthesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22740755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the exceptional longevity of a Björk-Shiley Delrin-disc prosthetic aortic valve that had been implanted in a man who underwent surgical correction of an ascending aortic aneurysm 37 years later. Upon explantation of the valve, the Delrin disc had only shallow abrasion on the ventricular surface, and none on the aortic surface. We discuss the soundness and durability of this valve in our patient, in contrast with its short functional prosthetic life in other patients. The 37-year lifespan of this patient's Björk-Shiley Delrin-disc valve is among the longest reported.
Fabrizio Sansone; Edoardo Zingarelli; Guglielmo Mario Actis Dato; Giuseppe Punta; Roberto Flocco; Stefano del Ponte; Riccardo Casabona
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-28     Completed Date:  2012-11-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Mauriziano Hospital Umberto I, L.go Turati 62, 10135 Turin, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery*
Aortic Valve / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Device Removal
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Time Factors
Young Adult

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