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Severe late failure of a porcine xenograft mitral valve: clinical, echocardiographic, and pathological findings.
  1. G Crupi,
  2. D Gibson,
  3. B Heard,
  4. C Lincoln

    Abstract

    A case of dysfunction of a Carpentier-Edwards porcine xenograft mitral prosthesis is presented. Valve failure was diagnosed by echocardiography and confirmed at operation. Histology showed valve tissue degeneration without evidence of prosthetic endocarditis.

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