Int J Angiol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1720967
Case Report

The Half-Century Mark: Explant of Ball and Cage Valve after 50 Years

1  Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Manhasset, New York
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Elana Koss
1  Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Manhasset, New York
,
Alan R. Hartman
1  Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Manhasset, New York
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1  Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Manhasset, New York
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Funding None.

Abstract

This is a case report of a 69-year-old man with chronic hemolysis and worsening diastolic heart failure, secondary to known periprosthetic leak, who underwent a reoperative mitral valve replacement 50 years following initial implantation of a Starr–Edwards ball and cage valve.



Publication History

Received: 17 August 2020

Accepted: 28 September 2020

Publication Date:
05 November 2020 (online)

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