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Thirty-nine-year survival with the Starr-edwards mitral valve prosthesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18592940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a 57 year-old woman with Starr-Edwards model 6120 mitral valve replacement and Kay-Shiley bioprosthetic tricuspid valve replacement in 1968 at Niguarda Hospital in Milan. The mitral caged-ball has proved its excellent durability and its good hemodynamic performance in many patients, even if subject to high tendency to thrombosis. In literature there is no evidence of durability of this prosthesis longer than 35 years. Our patient after 39 years from mitral valve replacement lives a happy and fulfilling life (NYHA II), with no evidence of hemolysis, ball variance, symptomatic embolization or major bleeding.
Sabino Scardi; Bruno Pinamonti; Michele Moretti; Gianfranco Sinagra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1122-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-02     Completed Date:  2008-09-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307314     Medline TA:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Cardiology, University Hospital Trieste, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Prosthesis Design*
Time Factors

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