Forty-Year Survival With Smeloff-Cutter and Starr-Edwards Prostheses

Takanori Suezawa, Toru Morimoto, Teiji Jinno, Mamoru Tago

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This case study describes a 40-year follow-up of a man who had a double valve replacement with Smeloff-Cutter aortic (Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, CA) and Starr-Edwards mitral prostheses (Edwards Laboratories, Santa Ana, CA) when he was 34 years old. Double valve replacement was performed for aortic and mitral valve stenosis and insufficiency. To date, no surgical treatment has been required except a pacemaker implantation. The patient presented with a New York Heart Association functional class of I to II. Echocardiography revealed intact prostheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e14-e16
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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