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Primary clinical experience with the Hall-Kaster valve in the aortic position: results at 3 months including hemodynamic studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  445775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Hall-Kaster pivotal disc prosthetic heart valve was introduced in 1977. The primary goal of the design was to obtain the least possible obstruction to flow. Toward this end, innovations in the tilting axis, disc guidance mechanisms, and disc translational freedom combine to improve flow through both orifice segments of the open valve. The present study reports the primary clinical and hemodynamic findings in 28 patients (mean age, 53.8 years) with aortic valve disease, examined 3 months after insertion of the Hall-Kaster pivotal disc valve. The hemodynamics findings displayed low gradients and high calculated orifice areas. Satisfactory flow was observed through both the major and minor openings of the prosthesis. There were no arterial thromboembolic episodes. The increase in serum lactate dehydrogenase activity was moderate, indicating a slight-to-moderate intravascular haemolysis.
S Nitter-Hauge; I Enge; B K Sembe; K V Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-01     Completed Date:  1979-09-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / physiopathology*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / physiopathology,  surgery*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / physiopathology,  surgery*
Cardiac Volume
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects,  standards*
L-Lactate Dehydrogenase / blood
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion
Prosthesis Design
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Dehydrogenase

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