The risks of reoperation for prosthetic valve dysfunction


A retrospective study was conducted on 124 patients who underwent re-replacement of previously implanted prosthetic heart valves for structural valve failure, prosthetic valve endocarditis, periprosthetic leak, a thrombosed valve, hemolysis, or prophylactic removal. In total, 85% of the explanted valves were bioprostheses, and 70% of the newly implanted… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01427034


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