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Aortic and mitral valve replacement with cloth-covered Braunwald-Cutter prosthesis. A three-year follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1164068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From February, 1971, through February, 1974, heart valves of 510 patients were replaced with cloth-covered Braunwald-Cutter prostheses. The data indicate that cloth encapsulation of the prosthetic cage is associated with a reduction in thromboembolic complications, particularly for mitral valves. Cloth wear on the distal strut, however, is not prevented by use of a Silastic poppet and appears to be a typical finding in aortic valves recovered or inspected after 3 months. Excessive poppet wear has also been noted in the aortic position; poppet embolization has occurred on 2 occasions, and a third patient was found, at the time of reoperation for periprosthetic leak, to have opppet wear sufficient to permit embolization. Although there have been no reports of clinical malfunction of the mitral prosthesis at the time of this writing, further long-term observation of these patients appears warranted.
J R Pluth; J C Broadbent; D A Barnhorst; G K Danielson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1975 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-22     Completed Date:  1975-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-48     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Postoperative Complications / mortality
Prosthesis Design
Thromboembolism / mortality,  surgery

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