Heart valve sound of various mechanical composite grafts, and the impact on patients' quality of life

Golczyk, Karl; Kompis, Martin; Englberger, Lars; Carrel, Thierry P; Stalder, Mario (2010). Heart valve sound of various mechanical composite grafts, and the impact on patients' quality of life. Journal of heart valve disease, 19(2), pp. 228-32. Pinner, UK: ICR Publishers

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The closing sounds of mechanical heart valves can be disturbing for patients and their closest relatives. Although some investigations into mechanical heart valve sounds have been performed, the particularities of the valve sound when it is attached to a vascular prosthesis to replace the aortic root and the ascending aorta has not been studied to date. The study aim was to compare the closing sounds of three various mechanical composite graft prostheses, and to analyze the impact of such sounds on the patients' quality of life.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Golczyk, Karl Jan; Kompis, Martin; Englberger, Lars; Carrel, Thierry and Stalder, Mario

ISSN:

0966-8519

Publisher:

ICR Publishers

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:21

PubMed ID:

20369508

Web of Science ID:

000276530800014

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1507 (FactScience: 203215)

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