The medtronic intact porcine valve: ten-year clinical review.

  title={The medtronic intact porcine valve: ten-year clinical review.},
  author={Brian Barratt-Boyes and W M Jaffe and Ralph M L Whitlock},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={116 6},
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the long-term mortality and morbidity associated with the Medtronic Intact valve (Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, Minn). METHOD Between 1983 and 1996, 447 patients (280 men and 167 women) received 466 Intact valves: 280 aortic, 156 mitral, and 30 tricuspid. The mean age was 57 years (median 63 years), with 45% younger than 60 years. The mean New York Heart Association class was 3.1. The follow-up was 98% complete and extended for 39 months (1-154 months) and… CONTINUE READING