The Radiology of Prosthetic Heart Valves

  • Robert M. Steiner
  • Stephanie Flicker

Abstract

The development of prosthetic heart valves in the late 1950s ushered in a new era in the treatment of heart disease. The radiologist has an important role to play preoperatively in the diagnosis of valvular heart disease. Radiology is valuable in identification of the implanted prosthetic valve and recognition of complications associated with valve implantation. Radiologists must be familiar with the imaging techniques best suited to evaluate the function of the valve prosthesis in question (1-3).

Keywords

Titanium Catheter Welding Cage Cobalt 

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  • Robert M. Steiner
  • Stephanie Flicker

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