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Value of a cinefluoroscopic assessment of the Lillehei-Kaster prosthetic heart valves.
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PMID:  743717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to assess the functioning of the pivoting disc of the Lillehei-Kaster prosthetic valve, a cinefluoroscopic technique using multiple angulations was developed. The disc was detected in 240 (99%) of the 242 valves studied (126 aortic, 107 mitral, and nine tricuspid valves). The maximal-opening angle of the disc was measured in 75% of the aortic but only 20% of the mitral valve prostheses in the 182 valve studies in which this was attempted. Prosthetic dysfunctions were suspected clinically in three aortic and three tricuspid valves and confirmed with the cinefluoroscopic technique. This cinefluoroscopic approach constitutes a rapid, noninvasive, and sensitive evaluation of the function of the Lillehei-Kaster prosthetic valve in the aortic position.
E Paquet; J Blanchette; D Desaulniers; J P Després; M Lemieux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular radiology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0342-7196     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Radiol     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-05-16     Completed Date:  1979-05-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807044     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / radiography
Atrial Fibrillation / complications
Cineradiography / instrumentation,  methods*
Heart Valve Prosthesis / standards*
Heart Valves / radiography*
Mitral Valve / radiography
Tricuspid Valve / radiography

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