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A 37-year-old Smeloff-Cutter aortic valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19161800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the case of a 64-year-old woman with mitral insufficiency that had undergone an aortic valve replacement with a Smeloff-Cutoff prosthesis (Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, CA) 37 years ago. She underwent both aortic and mitral valve replacement. The patient's Smeloff-Cutter aortic valve was unchanged. This case demonstrates the longest durability for the Smeloff-Cutter aortic prosthesis reported in the literature.
Ming-Sing Si; Alex Zapolanski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-23     Completed Date:  2009-02-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  628-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure*
Reoperation / methods
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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