Structural failure of a Starr-Edward aortic track valve

R. E. Ringel, A. L. Moulton, J. E. Burns

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Structural failure of a Model 2400 Starr-Edwards aortic track valve occurred suddenly, 4 years after implantation. At operation, the valve cage was removed from the descending aorta. Examination of the excised prosthesis disclosed minimal cloth wear and no evidence of infective growth; however, three struts were fractures above their insertion into the valve ring. To our knowledge this type of valve malfunction has not been previously noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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