Immediate and late results of aortic valve replacement with the Björk-Shiley tilting disc valve.

@article{Larsen1978ImmediateAL,
  title={Immediate and late results of aortic valve replacement with the Bj{\"o}rk-Shiley tilting disc valve.},
  author={Anette Kragh Larsen and Einar Andreas Sivertsen and Gunvor Semb},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          189-96
        }
}
Single aortic valve replacement was performed in 110 patients at Ullevål Hospital, Oslo, between 1971 and 1976. The follow-up period was 1 to 6 years (mean 31 months). The early postoperative mortality was 6.3% and the late mortality 8.2%. Postoperatively 44% of the surviving patients were in the N.Y.H.A. functional class I and 55% in class II, while 71% of the patients were in class III or IV pre-operatively. Objective evidence of improvement was shown by reduction in mean heart volume from… CONTINUE READING