Volume 43, Issue 1 (January 1998)

    Fatal Embolization of Ball Portion of Starr-Edwards Aortic Valve Prosthesis

    (Received 1 April 1997; accepted 21 April 1997)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    We report an unusual case of a Starr-Edwards aortic valve malfunction with fatal dislodgment and embolization of its ball portion to the distal abdominal aorta, just above the bifurcation, leading to sudden death. This case is unusual in that it is, to date, the longest time elapsed between valve placement and ball dislodgment.


    Author Information:

    Anders, KH
    Chief of Pathology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Woodland Hills, associate clinical professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, CA

    Reddy, KK
    Medical student University of Health Sciences, Antigua, CA

    Sathyavagiswaran, L
    Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, County of Los Angeles, Department of Coroner, Los Angeles, California


    Stock #: JFS16121J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS16121J

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    Title Fatal Embolization of Ball Portion of Starr-Edwards Aortic Valve Prosthesis
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    Committee E30