A case of strut fracture of the new Björk-Shiley mital valve prosthesis
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We treated a 61-year-old Japanese man with a strut fracture of the new Björk-Shiley mitral valve. This fracture occurred about two months after mitral valve replacement. Emergency reoperation was performed as soon as the chest X-ray showed the fracture, despite the presence of cardiopulmonary shock. He died on the 3rd postoperative day. Similar reported cases of literature are reviewed.
Key Wordsstrut fracture Björk-Shiley valve mitral valve rereplacement
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