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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 5 September 2013 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Patient with a Starr-Edwards Prosthesis in the Aortic Position for 40 Years

Patient with a Starr-Edwards Prosthesis in the Aortic Position for 40 Years

Matheus Miranda1, Luciene do Nascimento1, Michel Raineri Haddad2, William Teixeira Haddad, Jr.3, William Teixeira Haddad4, Enio Buffolo1

1Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, 2Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto, 3Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, 4Faculty of Medicine of Botucatu, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil

Herein is reported the case of a patient who presented initially with aortic insufficiency and a fistula between the sinus of Valsalva and right atrium when aged 31 years. Closure of the fistula and replacement of the aortic valve with a Starr-Edwards A-9 caged-ball prosthesis was

 

performed in 1972, since when the valve has survived for 40 years without dysfunction. This is one of the longest follow ups of the Starr-Edwards prosthesis reported, and highlights the possibility of acceptable valve performance over long periods of time.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:648-650

Patient with a Starr-Edwards Prosthesis in the Aortic Position for 40 Years

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