• Medicine
  • Published in
    The Journal of heart valve…
    2000

The Ultracor tilting disc heart valve prosthesis in the aortic position: mid-term follow up.

@article{Sin2000TheUT,
  title={The Ultracor tilting disc heart valve prosthesis in the aortic position: mid-term follow up.},
  author={Yoong Kong Sin and Karen J Campbell and Rajiv Pillai},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          688-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The Ultracor valve is a recent introduction in the evolution of the tilting disc valve. This report summarizes a single surgeon's experience with the valve in the aortic position over a nine-year period. METHODS Between 1990 and 1999, 94 patients received an Ultracor heart valve prosthesis in the aortic position. Forty-five patients (48%) had associated procedures, of which 32 (34%) were coronary artery grafts. Mean follow up was 2.6 years; total follow up was… CONTINUE READING