Starr-Edwards valve thrombosis detected preoperatively by transesophageal echocardiography

S. G. Pollock, J. M. Dent, C. L. Simek, L. W. Gimple, R. A. Johns, S. Kaul, W. D. Spotnitz

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A 31-year-old woman developed increasing signs of congestive heart failure 15 years following placement of a mitral Starr-Edwards mechanical valve. A preoperative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) demonstrated a large, obstructive valvular thrombus and the patient underwent successful reoperative valve replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-157
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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