Published in Blood Weekly, September 14th, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Artificial Organs, "We report four long-term survivors after valve replacement with a Starr-Edwards (S-E) mitral caged-disk valve. A model 6520 disk valve, size 3M, had been used in all of the four patients."
S. Aoyagi and colleagues, Kurume University, wrote, "Of the four patients, three underwent replacement of the disk valves 23, 24, and 26 years after mitral valve replacement (MVR), respectively. A...
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