Fifteen years of clinical and echocardiographic follow up with the carbomedics heart valve.

@article{Carrier2006FifteenYO,
  title={Fifteen years of clinical and echocardiographic follow up with the carbomedics heart valve.},
  author={Michel Carrier and Michel Pellerin and Ars{\`e}ne J. Basmadjian and Denis Bouchard and Louis P Perrault and Raymond Cartier and Pierre Pag{\'e} and Philippe Demers and Yves H{\'e}bert},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={67-72; discussion 72}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Mechanical prostheses are used in young patients, the CarboMedics valve having been the mechanical valve of choice of the present authors during the past 15 years. The study aim was to analyze long-term clinical and echocardiographic results obtained with CarboMedics mechanical valves. METHODS A total of 2,953 patients underwent valve replacement with the CarboMedics valve between 1988 and 2004 at the Montreal Heart Institute. Patients were prospectively… CONTINUE READING

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