Five-year follow up of the ATS mechanical heart valve.

  title={Five-year follow up of the ATS mechanical heart valve.},
  author={Robert W. Emery and Christopher C. Krogh and Deb J Jones and Demetre M. Nicoloff and David P. Blake and Kit V. Arom},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  volume={13 2},
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2001, a total of 342 patients underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) or mitral valve replacement (MVR) with the ATS Medical prosthesis. The initial three-year phase of this study took place under a United States Food and Drug Administration-approved investigational device exemption study. The study aim was to determine the incidence of valve-related events in up to five years of follow up after valve implantation, and to… CONTINUE READING