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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Heart Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
- Bjork-Shiley valve
- Sotin valve
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine