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Excellent Durability of Starr-Edwards Ball Valves Implanted in the Aortic and Mitral Positions for 27 Years: Report of a Rare Surgical Case.
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PMID:  22785448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 59-year-old male who had undergone aortic and mitral valve replacement with Starr-Edwards ball valves 27 years ago was admitted to our hospital for hemolytic anemia and heart failure. Echocardiography revealed prosthetic valve failure with a high-pressure gradient and small effective orifice area. The Starr-Edwards ball valves were successfully replaced with bileaflet mechanical valves. The explanted valves revealed no structural abnormalities.
Authors:
Masato Tochii; Yasushi Takagi; Kan Kaneko; Michiko Ishida; Kiyotoshi Akita; Yoshiro Higuchi; Motomi Ando
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan.
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