Cinefluoroscopic identification of Bjork-Shiley prosthetic heart valves

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Numerous mechanical prostheses are currently utilized for heart valve replacement. Fluoroscopy is a useful technique to identify prosthetic valves, to evaluate their function and to follow-up the patients' condition. Scattered and contrasting data, however, have been reported about the radiographic appearance of Bjork-Shiley heart valves. This study shows that each Bjork-Shiley valve model has characteristic radiographic features that can be readily determined by fluoroscopic evaluation, leading to easy and accurate non-invasive identification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1514-1518
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Bjork-Shiley valve
  • Fluroscopy
  • Sotin valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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