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Starr-Edwards valves at the aortic and mitral positions implanted for 39 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21674313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cloth-covered Starr-Edwards caged ball valves implanted in the aortic and mitral valve positions for 39 years were extracted. Both showed valve dysfunction resulting from pannus overgrowth. The metal cages of the Starr-Edwards valves were covered with worn cloth. This case indicates the extended durability of Starr-Edwards valves and the importance of the design and materials of prosthetic heart valves to avoid pannus overgrowth and prosthetic valve abrasion.
Authors:
Shun-Ichi Misawa; Kei Aizawa; Yuichiro Kaminishi; Arata Muraoka; Yoshio Misawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, 329-0498, Japan.
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