Surgery and prosthetic valves

Jim Newton, Nikant Sabharwal, Saul Myerson, Steven Westaby and Bernard Prendergast

in Valvular Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199559237
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726200 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Surgery and prosthetic valves

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Introduction - Preoperative assessment - Perioperative care - Choice of surgery - Aortic valve surgery - Mitral valve surgery - Mitral valve repair - Anticoagulation - Valve thrombosis - Thromboembolism - Bleeding or INR elevation - Haemolysis - Paravalvular leak - Bioprosthetic failure - Patient–prosthesis mismatch - Surveillance - Prosthetic valves in pregnancy - Magnetic resonance imaging and prosthetic valves

Chapter.  6729 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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