valve was a true disruptive invention and what became a first step in my journey as a cardiac surgery trainee.
The first successful prosthetic MVR was achieved in 1960.9 A year later, a study published results for what was to become the first commercially available prosthesis - the Starr-Edwards
ball and cage mitral valve.6 This was the gold standard until the Bjork-Shiley tilting disk valve (1969) and then the St.
The first time successful Starr-Edwards caged ball valve implantation performed in 25 August 1960 is accepted as a milestone for cardiac valve surgery (1).
Despite its' old fashion design in some cases impressive durability of Starr-Edwards caged ball valves astonishes investigators and this case is one of them.
Since then, the Starr-Edwards valve has saved the lives of more than 250,000 people, with millions more around the world receiving other brands of valves based on the same technology.
Unlike the Starr-Edwards valve, which was made of titanium, the next valve was a St.
After two years, the first Starr-Edwards
mitral valve was successfully placed in a patient.
Hundreds of thousands of patients have been helped by this amazing technology since the first successful implant in the late 1950s and early 1960s of the Starr-Edwards
Particularly high-risk prostheses include the Starr-Edwards
and Bjork-Shiley valves.
On her past medical history there was a history mitral valve surgery 36 years ago, which was performed for replacement of stenotic rheumatic mitral valve with Starr-Edwards
cage-balled prosthetic valve.
(S- E) ball cage prosthetic valve was first successfully implanted in mitral position in September 1960 (1).
She had undergone replacement of the mitral valve with Starr-Edwards
heart valve 33 years ago, and also had a replacement of tricuspid valve with porcine bioprosthesis 25 years before due to rheumatic heart disease.