Long-term Results of Aortic Valve Replacement with the Starr-Edwards Valve

@article{Fleming1969LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term Results of Aortic Valve Replacement with the Starr-Edwards Valve},
  author={James Samuel Fleming and Johannes P.M. Hamer and G Hayward and O S Tubbs and I Hill},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={1969},
  volume={1},
  pages={139 - 141}
}
Review of the 74 patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with a Starr–Edwards ball-valve prosthesis between October 1963 and December 1967 showed that 16 died during surgery or within the first month after operation, usually owing to myocardial failure; and there were nine late deaths. The remaining patients developed few major complications, and the long-term results of operation are considered satisfactory, no patient being grossly incapacitated and most of them are leading active… 
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