Doppler hemodynamic characteristics of four widely used aortic valve prostheses.

Abstract

Fifty-one patients with normofunctioning aortic prosthetic heart valves were evaluated by Doppler-Echocardiography to determine type-related flow characteristics. The four mechanical valves tested were: Starr-Edwards (1200-1260 aortic), Bjork-Shiley (60 degrees-60 degrees cc aortic), Medtronic-Hall (aortic) and St. Jude Medical (aortic). The most… (More)

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