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Morphological changes in porcine bioprosthetic valves of a HeartMate left ventricular assist device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20847975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 27-year-old man who received a HeartMate (Thoratec Corporation, USA) left ventricular assist device for progressive heart failure as a bridge to orthotopic heart transplantation is described in the present report. The device failed (mechanical failure) after almost 19 months. The porcine bioprosthetic valves in the inflow and outflow cannulae showed hemorrhage, cusp tears and inflammatory cells, located largely on the inflow valve cusps. The role of the inflammatory cell reaction in the bioprosthetic valve is discussed.
Nasir A Khan; Jagdish Butany; Taylor Zhou; Shaun Leong; Vivek Rao; Heather Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2010 Aug-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-17     Completed Date:  2010-10-15     Revised Date:  2011-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e270-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario.
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MeSH Terms
Bioprosthesis / adverse effects*
Heart Failure / surgery*
Heart Transplantation / methods
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Heart Valves / pathology*
Heart-Assist Devices / adverse effects
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Treatment Outcome

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