Echocardiographic diagnosis of outlet strut fracture of a Björk-Shiley prosthesis in the mitral position

Rajiv Chandra, Martin S Bilsker, Robert J Myerburg, Kenneth M. Kessler

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Outlet strut fracture of the Björk-Shiley 60 ° convexocancave mitral valve prosthesis is a catastrophic event.1-4 Immediate operation is needed if the patient is to survive.1,2 In this report we detail the use of bedside 2-dimensional echocardiography (2-D echo) for diagnosis so that definitive therapy can be planned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1118
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 15 1986


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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