Disc embolisation after minor strut fracture in a Björk-Shiley mitral valve prosthesis.

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We report the successful management of a patient who suffered embolisation of a Bjork-Shiley mitral prosthetic valve disc after fracture of the minor strut. Emergency surgical treatment was responsible for her survival. The disc was recovered through the abdominal aorta at a subsequent operation, performed once the condition of the patient had stabilised… (More)

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