Long-term results of tricuspid valve replacement and the problem of prosthetic valve thrombosis.

@article{Thorburn1983LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of tricuspid valve replacement and the problem of prosthetic valve thrombosis.},
  author={C. Thorburn and John J. Morgan and Meaghan Shanahan and Vicotr Chang},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={1128-32}
}
Observations in 71 patients having tricuspid valve replacement over a 14-year period are described. The operative mortality rate was 10% and the actuarial survival rate was 73% at 5 years and 47% at 10 years. Survival was unaffected by the number of valves replaced or the type used (27 Starr-Edwards, 32 Björk-Shiley, 8 Lillehei-Kaster, and 4 porcine… CONTINUE READING