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Surgery for Mitral Stenosis

-Mechanical vs. bioprosthetic valves
---durability vs. anti-coagulation

-Mechanical valve thromboembolic complication rate ~ 3%/year

- ~30% of bioprosthetic mitral valves fail at 10 years

-mitral prostheses tend to last less than aortic ones b/c thrombotic rate is higher
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owner: sarahcho - (no access) - 05 HANSEN MMMD 2015-16 Valvular Heart Disease - Mitral Stenosis.pdf, p28


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