Medtronic Hall valve

Medtronic Hall valve

A tilting-disc-type mechanical prosthesis used to replace a defective aortic valve.
First implanted in 1977, a 25-year followup study of 816 patients receiving the valve revealed minimal complications—thromboembolism, 1.5%/patient-year; Warfarin-related bleeding, 0.7%/patient-year; and endocarditis, 0.16%/patient-year—and no mechanical failures.
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We present the case of a 50-year-old male with an aortic Medtronic Hall valve, who presented with loss of his normal metallic click.
The Medtronic Hall valve is a tilting-disc that has a titanium housing and a carbon-coated disc.