Sulzer CarboMedics® Standard (Sulzer)
The flow and nonflow surface of this valve's sewing cuff is carbon coated in an effort to reduce thrombosis.
Wu et al. report an overall freedom from valve-related events of 74% for aortic valve replacement, 57% for mitral valve replacement, and 66% for double valve replacement during 10 years of follow-up. The operative mortality rate is 5.7%. One of the complications associated with it is thrombosis and leaflet dysfunction.
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