Mechanical failure of a St. Jude Medical prosthesis

Journal Article

The St. Jude Medical (SJM) prosthetic cardiac valve is a low-profile, bileaflet mechanical valve with an excellent record of durability and a low overall complication rate.1-3 Mechanical failure is a rare occurrence with this valve.4 We report a case of mechanical failure of a SJM prosthesis due to leaflet fracture with subsequent embolization. © 1991.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Orsinelli, DA; Becker, RC; Cuénoud, HF; Moran, JM

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 906 - 908

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9149(91)90632-U