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Red cell survival after aortic valve replacement with Björk-Shiley prosthesis in presence of sickle-cell trait.
  1. P W Wenham,
  2. G L Scott,
  3. J D Wisheart

    Abstract

    A case of aortic valve replacement with a Björk-Shiley disc prosthesis in a patient with sickle-cell trait is presented. Six months after operation red cell survival was not significantly reduced. On theoretical and clinical grounds it is concluded that the presence of sickle-cell trait does not contribute to late postoperative haemolysis after heart valve replacement.

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