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Early structural deterioration with the mitroflow pericardial xenograft in the mitral position.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1610229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Early structural deterioration with the mitral Mitroflow pericardial valve requiring reoperation occurred in 6 patients. Clinical diagnosis of prosthetic failure was made 5 to 58 months after valve implantation (mean, 38 months). Re-replacement was carried out 22 to 80 months (mean, 55 months) after the initial operation. Mode of failures were cuspal tear without calcification in three valves and massive calcifications in the remaining bioprostheses. High incidence of early structural deterioration of the Mitroflow pericardial valve makes this new prosthesis an unsatisfactory alternative as a substitute in the mitral position.
J M Bernal; J M Rabasa; J R Echevarria; J M Revuelta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-21     Completed Date:  1992-07-21     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:  152-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario Valdecilla, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure

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