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Forty-year durability of a Smeloff-Cutter ball valve prosthesis in the mitral position.
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PMID:  22173679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A rare case requiring replacement of an intact Smeloff-Cutter ball prosthesis in the mitral position 40 years after implantation is presented. The Smeloff-Cutter ball valve prosthesis was designed to have two open cages. It has two potential advantages: a relatively large, effective orifice area and its self-washing effect that prevents thrombus formation. There have been only a few reports of survivors with ball valve prostheses in place for more than three decades especially in the mitral position. This is a valuable report describing the long-term durability of a Smeloff-Cutter ball valve prosthesis in the mitral position.
Masato Nakajima; Koji Tsuchiya; Yuki Ichihara; Shunsuke Amenomori; Hiroshi Koshiyama; Yuji Kaku
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  809-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yamanashi Central Hospital, 1-1-1 Fujimi, Kofu, Yamanashi, 400-0027, Japan,
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