ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical Treatment and Results of the Disfunctions of Bioprosthetic Valves: Experience of 10 Years
Bahadır DAĞLAR, Kaan KIRALİ, Esat AKINCI, Mustafa GÜLER, Ercan EREN, Gökhan İPEK, Mehmet BALKANAY, Turhan BERKİ, Ali GÜRBÜZ, Cevat YAKUT
Koşuyolu Kalp ve Araştırma Hastanesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Bölümü
Beetween 1985 and 15 July 1998, 444 bioprosthetic valve replacements were performed at Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital. 42 of them (9.57%), 40 MVR and 2 AVR, reoperated due to dysfunction in ten year period. Mean durability was 8.1±2.2 years (4-12). Early mortality rate was 4.8% with 2 cases. Bileaflet mechanical prosthetic valves were used on reoperations. Posioperative functional capacities of the most of the operated patiens were NYHA class I-II. Frequency of reoperation due to prosthetic valve dysfunction has increared in last years. Reoperation has a higher mortality and morbidity rates than first operation.
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