Prosthetic Heart Valves, Part I: Identification and Potential Complications

Jagdish Butany, MBBS, MS, FRCPC; Gursharan S. Soor, BSc; Moyukh Chakrabarti, BSc; Iva Vukin, BSc; Shaun W. Leong, BSc

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Geriatrics and Aging. 2006;9(10):691-696. 

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Bileaflet

This is a new valve with good flow characteristics and, thus far, a low thrombosis rate.

The On-X® is relatively new.[15] Wippermann et al.[16] report no paravalvular leaks after 47 implants. McNicholas et al.[17] report very low rates of thromboembolism and minimal hemolysis. Some problems with valve sizing due to the elongated housing and the flared inlet have been reported.[18]

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