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Midterm Follow-Up of the St. Jude Medical® Heart Valve

  • A. Pavie
  • C. Cabrol
  • A. Tabley
  • V. Bors
  • M. Fontanel
  • I. Gandjbakhch

Abstract

From November 1918 to September 1984, 200 ST. JUDE MEDICAL® valves were implanted in 177 patients (102 AVR, 55 MVR, 20 MuVR).* The use of this low profile prosthesis is particularly appropriate in special anatomical conditions, e.g., when the aortic anulus is larger than the ascending aorta or in a small ventricular cavity. The hospital mortality was 9.8%. The 153 operative survivors were followed over a period of 3 months to 6 years (408.8 patient-years). Actuarial analysis of late results indicates an expected survival rate at 6 years of 83.1% for the whole group (AVR 81.6%, MVR 91.5%, MuVR 11.5%). Freedom from thromboembolism was 94.5% (AVR 91.3%, MVR 91.4%, MuVR 85.1%). Two patients underwent reoperation (1 endocarditis, 1 paravalvular leak). The actuarial rate of freedom from all complications was 90.1%. Postoperatively, 94% of patients were in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class I or II. In conclusion, this midterm follow-up at 6 years shows very satisfactory results in terms of thromboembolism and survival.

Keywords

Valve Replacement Aortic Valve Replacement Mitral Valve Replacement Actuarial Survival Rate Paravalvular Leak 
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AVR

aortic valve replacement

MVR

mitral valve replacement

MuVR

multiple valve replacement

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Pavie
  • C. Cabrol
  • A. Tabley
  • V. Bors
  • M. Fontanel
  • I. Gandjbakhch

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