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Prosthetic ball free in the left ventricle in a patient with an aortic Starr-Edwards prosthesis

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Abstract

Ball-valve intermittent poppet dislodgment into the left ventricle is a rare complication, having been reported previously only in patients with the Braunwald-Cutter prosthesis. This type of variance is reported in a patient with an aortic Starr-Edwards prosthesis and minimal symptoms.


 

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