[Isolated mitral valve substitution with Beall prosthesis. Long term results].

During a three-year period (1970 to 1973) the Beall mitral prosthesis (103, 104 & 105 series) was used in 97 patients for isolated mitral valve replacement. The early surgical mortality rate within the first 30 days of operation was 11.34%. Among the 86 survivors, 7 developed thromboembolic complications (8.14 per cent), and there were 20 late deaths… (More)