[Late results after mitral valve replacement].

Recent reports on mitral valve replacement (MVR) are reviewed and topics in this field are discussed. In addition to the widely used St. Jude Medical (SJM) valve, five other bileaflet prosthetic valves are now commercially available in Japan. The clinical performance of the new type of bileaflet valve appears similar to that of the SJM valve. The lincarized… CONTINUE READING