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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In 2009, Medtronic considered abandoning the $1.5 billion global mechanical heart valve market because it did not have the bileaflet valve technology of its rival, ATS Medical.
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).