Cineradiographic functional evaluation of the Björk-Shiley monostrut prosthesis. A follow-up study of 46 consecutive patients.

In 46 patients, 51 Björk-Shiley monostrut valves were studied with high-speed cineradiography 9 months after implantation. Each valve was viewed in lateral, frontal and oblique projections for 10-12 heart beats. In the aortic valves the opening time was 0.04-0.067 (mean 0.052) and closing time 0.04-0.067 (mean 0.046) sec. In all these valves the maximum… (More)