Aortic Valve Replacement with the Starr-Edwards Prosthesis: A Comparison of the First and Second Decades of Follow-up

Adnan Cobanoglu, Cindy L. Fessler, Levent Guvendik, Gary Grunkemeier, Albert Starr

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Abstract

There are few prostheses in current use that allow 20-year follow-up. This report compares the rates of valve-related complications during the first and second decades following aortic valve replacement with the Silastic ball prosthesis. Valve-related complication rates with this prosthesis have been low overall. Performance characteristics of this valve have remained stable through the second decade of follow-up. These results should be used as the standard in the evaluation of long-term results with other more recently introduced mechanical and tissue valves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-252
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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