Reoperations on cardiac valves.

  title={Reoperations on cardiac valves.},
  author={Manuel de Jesus Antunes},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  volume={1 1},
As the number of patients undergoing cardiac valve replacement has grown, valve reoperations have become increasingly frequent. The newer generations of mechanical valves are far more efficient and freer from structural failure than the older ones. However, other valve and non-valve related complications still constitute a major cause of morbidity and mortality. On the other hand, bioprostheses, implanted in large numbers in the 1970's and early 1980's, have now gone into the second decade of… CONTINUE READING
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