The Half-Century Mark: Explant of Ball and Cage Valve after 50 Years
Int J Angiol
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.
Faculty; Northwell Resident
School of Medicine; Northwell Health
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Cardiology; General Internal Medicine
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