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Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) occurs when the effective orifice area (EOA) of a normally functioning prosthesis is too small for the patient’s body size and should be raised in the presence ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Evaluation of valve function should include the assessment of transvalvular velocity, maximal and mean pressure gradients, pressure half-time (atrio-ventricular prosthesis) and prosthetic valve ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Structural abnormalities (degeneration) Leaflets thickening, calcification, or perforation leading to valve regurgitation and/or stenosis are pathognomonic of structural valve degeneration of ...

Date : 11/12/2013
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Thrombosis of a mechanical valve is suspected in presence of heart failure, low cardiac output or thromboembolic event, especially with inadequate anticoagulation. Men, 63 years old, mitral valve ...

Date : 11/12/2013