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Summary and Concluding Observations

  • Jack M. Matloff

Abstract

It is clear that the ST. JUDE MEDICAL® valve represents a significant design change, which has achieved improved hemodynamic function and, perhaps, decreased the incidence of thromboembolism after valve replacement. However, the hinge design for leaflet movement remains a major concern for long-term durability. There is less concern about the materials from which the valve is made; pyrolytic carbon has been in use long enough to show durability and biocompatibility.

Keywords

Valve Replacement Mitral Valve Disease Pyrolytic Carbon Hemodynamic Function Leaflet Movement 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston 1985

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  • Jack M. Matloff

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