Thrombotic obstruction of the Björk-Shiley valve: the Glasgow experience.

@article{Ryder1984ThromboticOO,
  title={Thrombotic obstruction of the Bj{\"o}rk-Shiley valve: the Glasgow experience.},
  author={Steven J. Ryder and He Bradley and J J Brannan and Mary Ann Turner and William Bain},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1984},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={
          487-92
        }
}
  • Steven J. Ryder, He Bradley, +2 authors William Bain
  • Published in Thorax 1984
  • Medicine
  • Thrombotic obstruction is the most feared complication of the Björk-Shiley tilting disc prosthesis. From 1971 to 1982 1186 Björk-Shiley valves were implanted in 900 patients. There were 93 deaths in hospital. Eight hundred and seven patients have been followed for a total of 4146 patient years; 14 patients were lost to follow up. Nineteen cases of thrombotic obstruction were identified at necropsy or at a repeat operation in the study group. The mitral prosthesis was thrombosed in 16 patients… CONTINUE READING

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