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Evaluation of the St. Jude Medical Valve Prosthesis in the Mitral Position

  • W. C. Jansen
  • B. Niehues
  • V. Hombach
  • E. Scherer
  • D. W. Behrenbeck
  • H. H. Hilger
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 13)

Abstract

Due to advances in cardiac surgery, the number of patients with artificial cardiac valves has increased and both quality and expectancy of life have been considerably improved. The main goal of postoperative control of these patients is to recognize dysfunction as early as possible and to differentiate it from cardiac failure. Of the noninvasive methods, echocardiography plays a major role in the function control of the cardiac valve prosthesis. Due to various constructional properties, evaluation of valve function by echocardiography is sometimes very difficult.

Keywords

Valve Prosthesis Anterior Leaflet Posterior Leaflet Valve Function Premature Closure 
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References

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    Niehues B, H Lübbing, W Jansen, DW Behrenbeck, M Tauchert, H Dalichau: Hämodynamische Frühergebnisse nach Implantation der St.-Jude-Medical-Klappenprothese. Therapiewoche 30: 2045, 1980.Google Scholar
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    Gibson TC, PJK Starek, S Moos, E Craig: Echocardiographic and phonocardiographic characteristics of the Lillehei-Kaster mitral valve prosthesis. Circulation 49: 434, 1974.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Jansen W, B Niehues, H Lübbing, M Tauchert, E Scherer, DW Behrenbeck, T Lie, H Dalichau: Echocardiographische und hämodynamische Befunde nach Implantation der Omniscience-Prothese. Z Kardiol 69: 704, 1980.Google Scholar

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. C. Jansen
  • B. Niehues
  • V. Hombach
  • E. Scherer
  • D. W. Behrenbeck
  • H. H. Hilger

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