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By Priv.-Doz. Dr. Dieter Horstkotte FESC, C. Piper, M. Wiemer, H. P. Schultheiss (auth.), Prof. Dr. med. Arno Krian, Dr. J. M. Matloff, Dr. D. M. Nicoloff (eds.)

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During the last 15 years, mechanical valves, and particularly, bileaflet mechanical valves, have made massive strides in longevity and hemodynamic according to- formance. despite the fact that, biocompatibility by way of thrombo- embolism, thrombosis, and hemolysis has remained a space the place development is required. "New improvement in Bileaflet Mechanical center Valve" discusses advances in those vital components of prosthetic valve functionality and gives scientific adventure with a brand new open pivot, bileaflet mechanical valve.

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In order to improve the thrombogenicity of the St. Jude Medical valve, the ATS medical valve was developed and introduced to the clinical field (16). The first clinical implant was performed in Switzerland in May 1992 and since that time the ATS medical valve has been used, mostly in Europe, in more than 9,000 patients. Early experience suggests that the ATS valve functions well, even in the tricuspid position, and some institutions have reduced anticoagulant levels for aortic valve patients in sinus rhythm because of a low thromboembolic rate (17).

McGrath LB, Gonzalez-Lavin L, Eldridge WJ, Colombi M, Restrepo D (1987) Thromboemboli and other events following valve replacement in a pediatric population treated with antiplatelet agents. Ann Thorac Surg 43: 285-287 12. ShionoM, Kashiwazaki S, Orime Y, HataH, YagiS, Tsukamoto S, Okumura H, Sekino H, Koujima T, Shindo S, Sezai Y (1995) Emergency valve replacement for thrombosed St. Jude Medical valve in the aortic position: a case report. Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 1: 163-166 45 46 M.

1). Regarding this presentation, the attention should be focussed on the number of valvular operations, which reflect the special interest and experience of the clinic as well (Fig. 2). Despite remarkable advantages in the development of mechanical heart valves (15), there are still limiting factors of the overall success of valve replacement, especially the problems of thrombosis, thromboembolism, and anticoagulant related bleeding (7). This is true even for the bileaflet valves, which have been in clinical use for nearly twenty years (4, 6).

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