bileaflet valve

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bi·leaf·let valve

a low profile mechanical heart valve that is less obstructive to outflow, especially in small size.
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Instead of advancements of the surgical techniques, repair of mitral regurgitation caused by anterior valve or bileaflet valve prolapse is still a challenge for cardiac surgeons and the results are largely surgeon dependent (2,3).
The incidence of complications related to the Starr-Edwards valve, especially thromboembolism was higher compared with the bileaflet valves (3-5).
Older prostheses such as the caged-ball valves pose a greater risk than newer bileaflet valves (Cannegieter et al 1995).