Mechanical prostheses: old and new.

Abstract

The four mechanical valve prostheses currently available on the U.S. market have evolved from a field of more than 50 valves produced for human implantation since the early 1950s (Tables 11-1 to 11-4). This literature establishes that good results can be achieved with a number of cardiac prostheses if properly used and monitored after implant. The current… (More)

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@article{Karp1993MechanicalPO, title={Mechanical prostheses: old and new.}, author={Robert B. Karp and Mark E Sand}, journal={Cardiovascular clinics}, year={1993}, volume={23}, pages={235-53} }