Complications of prosthetic heart valves.

  title={Complications of prosthetic heart valves.},
  author={Jeanne M Vesey and Catherine M. Otto},
  journal={Current cardiology reports},
  volume={6 2},
Treatment of native valvular heart disease has resulted in an increasing number of patients with prosthetic valves. Although an improvement over the diseased native valve removed at surgery, prosthetic valves have suboptimal hemodynamics; mechanical valves require anticoagulation and tissue valves wear out over time. Serious complications of prosthetic… CONTINUE READING