Pathology of Heart Valve Replacement

  • Alan G. Rose

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. History of Cardiac Valve Replacement

    1. Alan G. Rose
      Pages 1-10
  3. Pathology of Natural Heart Valves and Indications for Heart Valve Replacement

  4. Design, Classification and Identification of Prosthetic Heart Valves: Gross Examination of the Heart containing a Prosthesis, Analysis of Removed Prostheses

  5. Mechanical Valves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Alan G. Rose
      Pages 46-65
  6. Tissue Valves

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-210

About this book


Dr Rose honoured me with a request for a Foreword. I am delighted to oblige. The treatment of valvular heart disease has improved remarkably in the past 40 years. Many factors have contributed; not least being the introduction of artificial heart valves for treatment, more than 25 years ago. Their use has shown that they are good, but not an ideal substitute for native valves. A galaxy of pathological changes are associated with the insertion and malfunction of artificial heart valves. Each has to be defined, classified and related to clinical procedures or problems with a prosthesis; then a means sought to prevent them. Often, in understanding their cause, investigative procedures have/will improve patient care and broaden knowledge in other spheres. Dr Rose has been a student of this pathology for many years and has made many contributions. No doubt his interest in the area was whetted by colleagues in Cape Town, leaders in the field of cardiovascular medicine and surgery. This monograph provides a collected review of his experience. In it one finds lessons in geographic pathology, in considering the causes of valvular heart disease in Cape Town and valuable information regarding the identification of artificial heart valves and a means of examining a heart bearing one.



Authors and affiliations

  • Alan G. Rose
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Groote Schuur HospitalCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of Cape Town Medical SchoolCape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7948-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3227-2
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