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Total prosthetic replacement of atrioventricular valves in the dog
  1. G. den Otter
  1. Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, the Free University, Amsterdam
  2. Department of Applied Physiology, State University, Leyden

    Part III. Local tissue reactions in the heart caused by tricuspid valve prostheses


    The metal parts of cardiac valve prostheses cause reactions in the surrounding tissues of the heart. In some dogs rather abnormal reactions were found, and were attributed to corrosion of the stainless steel in the cage of the valve with subsequent local metallosis of the heart and microscopic symptoms of corrosion disease.

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