Mitral valve replacement: long-term evaluation of prosthesis-related mortality and morbidity.


Over a 12-year period isolated mitral valve replacement (MVR) was performed in 897 patients including 49 Starr-Edwards no. 6000, 519 SE no. 6120, 115 aortic allograft, and 214 porcine xenograft valves. Mortality and morbidity specifically related to the prosthesis was determined for each valve type. Fifty-two of 505 (10%) discharged patients with SE valves… (More)


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