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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The flow and nonflow surface of this valve's sewing cuff is carbon coated in an effort to reduce thrombosis.[21]

Wu et al.[22] 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%.[22] One of the complications associated with it is thrombosis and leaflet dysfunction.[22]


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