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A Braunwald-Cutter valve: a mitral prosthesis at 33 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19135389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of a 76-year-old woman with a Braunwald-Cutter mitral caged-ball valve prosthesis excised after 33 years post implantation due to a paravalvular leak. The valve itself was intact and fully functional. We believe the longevity of this valve was due to the decreased flow velocities and the lower pressure in the mitral valve position.
Adriana Luk; Ki-Dong Lim; Raheela Siddiqui; Shruti Gupta; Brian W Gilbert; Stephen E Fremes; Jagdish Butany
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1879-1336     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Pathol.     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-09     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212060     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e39-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Toronto General Hospital/University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Valve Prosthesis* / adverse effects
Mitral Valve / pathology,  surgery
Prosthesis Design*
Prosthesis Failure*
Time Factors

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