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Pathologic evaluation of 28 Mitroflow pericardial valves: a 12-year experience.

Authors
  • Luk, Adriana
  • Cusimano, Robert J
  • Butany, Jagdish
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
99
Issue
1
Pages
48–54
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.07.031
PMID: 25442994
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Structural valve deterioration was seen in 18 of 19 explanted valves with implant durations of at least 30 months, and is related to valve design. It appears that clinicians should carefully consider Mitroflow valve implantation in all patients, even in patients older than 65 years old, given the early presence of structural valve deterioration.

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