Excellent long-term results of cardiac valve replacement with the St Jude Medical valve prosthesis.


BACKGROUND A retrospective review of the performance of the St Jude Medical valve prosthesis over a 12-year period was undertaken. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1978 and 1990, 696 St Jude Medical valve prostheses (351 isolated aortic, 191 isolated mitral, 64 double aortic/mitral) were implanted into 616 patients (mean age, 55 years). Concomitant coronary… (More)


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