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Comparative Evaluation of Safety Outcomes of Different Prosthetic Valves in Indian Subjects


Prosthetic heart valves are commonly used in the treatment of valvular heart disease. Choice of heart valve in the developing countries is an unsettled issue due to illiteracy and noncompliance related increase in incidences of stuck valve and anticoagulant related bleeding and as such international guidelines may not be wholly applicable. The aim of our study was to compare outcomes after mitral, aortic or double valve replacements with mechanical versus bioprosthetic valves. The outcomes will include incidence of mortality, reoperations, bleeding, thromboembolism, and endocarditis.

Kama Raval, Reena Desai, and Parloop Bhatt

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