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Simplified method of evaluating dysfunction in St. Jude medical prosthetic heart valves.
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PMID:  8328153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The St. Jude medical valve is one of the most common heart valve prostheses used. More than 450,000 have been implanted. Patients with these prosthetic valves need full anticoagulation and close follow-up for life. Without adequate oral anticoagulation, thrombotic complications may develop. A simple method of evaluating the full range of motion of the valve leaflets can be attained by fluoroscopy. Fluoroscopy is easily available, non-invasive, and diagnostic. This article demonstrates early recognition of valve dysfunction due to thrombosis with fluoroscopy leading to prompt treatment.
M J Hermacinski; L Gonzalez-Lavin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Virginia medical journal     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0043-3284     ISO Abbreviation:  W V Med J     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-09     Completed Date:  1993-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413777     Medline TA:  W V Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Atria / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Thrombosis / diagnosis,  surgery

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