Results of valve replacement with the Lillehei-Kaster disc prosthesis

Robert Forman, Walter Beck, Christiaan N. Barnard

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Abstract

The results of valve replacement in 150 patients with Lillehei-Kaster aortic and mitral prostheses followed for 20 to 40 months are reviewed. Actuarial analysis showed 78 per cent cummulative thromboembolic-free rate three years following mitral valve replacement and 89 per cent following aortic valve replacement. Five patients had a total of six episodes of mitral valve thrombosis despite anticoagulant therapy. Early detection of mitral valve obstruction was difficult because a mid-diastolic murmur and absence of an opening sound was frequently encountered in normally functioning prostheses. Hemodynamic results assessed clinically in patients with non-thrombosed prostheses were satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Mitral Valve
Prostheses and Implants
Actuarial Analysis
Heart Murmurs
Aortic Valve
Anticoagulants
Thrombosis
Hemodynamics
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Results of valve replacement with the Lillehei-Kaster disc prosthesis. / Forman, Robert; Beck, Walter; Barnard, Christiaan N.

In: American Heart Journal, Vol. 94, No. 3, 1977, p. 282-286.

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Forman, Robert ; Beck, Walter ; Barnard, Christiaan N. / Results of valve replacement with the Lillehei-Kaster disc prosthesis. In: American Heart Journal. 1977 ; Vol. 94, No. 3. pp. 282-286.
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