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Atypical clinical presentation of bileaflet cardiac prosthetic valve dysfunction. Preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8711580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Single-leaflet disc immobilisation in 3 patients with St Jude Medical prostheses and 1 patient with a Carbo Medics valve prosthesis resulted in mild mitral regurgitation without acute pulmonary oedema. Three patients presented with slowly worsening pulmonary congestion while 1 patient had neurological symptoms. Clinicians need to be aware of the possibility of single-leaflet failure in a bileaflet cardiac valve prosthesis, because haemodynamic deterioration occurs insidiously in these patients, resulting in atypical symptoms and signs.
H D Theron; J J Jacobs; J D Marx
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  86 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-10     Completed Date:  1996-09-10     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  C75-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Pulmonary Edema / etiology

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