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Reoperation on a Starr-Edwards ball valve without structural deterioration.
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PMID:  22644821     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Accurate measurement of pressure gradients on echocardiography across a Starr-Edwards (SE) ball valve is difficult due to its unique flow pattern. The decision of indication for reoperation on the valve requires multifactorical evaluation. We report a surgical case with an aortic SE ball valve 43 years after implantation. There was no apparent structural deterioration on the ball per se, yet, remarkable pannus formation was noted beneath the sewing cuff in the left ventricular outflow tract.
Yukihiro Hayatsu; Takeshi Saito; Osamu Adachi; Kiichiro Kumagai; Masatoshi Akiyama; Naotaka Motoyoshi; Shunsuke Kawamoto; Yoshikatsu Saiki
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryocho, Aoba ward, Sendai, 980-8574, Japan,
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