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Fracture and embolization of a Björk-Shiley disc. Fatal failure of a prosthetic mitral valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  303729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of fracture of the disc occluder of a Bjork-Shiley mitral prosthesis with embolization of the disc fragments to distal aorta is presented. The possibility of valve dysfunction and the diagnostic value of echocardiography should be considered whenever acute heart failure occurs in a patient with an artificial valve.
D D Norenberg; R W Evans; A E Gundersen; R M Abellera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-01-27     Completed Date:  1978-01-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  925-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Embolism / etiology*
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery

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