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The first implantation of a Starr-Edwards valve prosthesis was in 1960.1 This valve was extremely successful and many thousands of patients benefited from it. It has been superseded by new valve designs.
A 75-year-old woman with a Starr-Edwards valve in the mitral position inserted in 1996 for mitral stenosis developed symptomatic severe aortic stenosis in 2011. She was considered not suitable for surgical aortic valve replacement due to general frailty and the high risks of a repeat sternotomy and the decision was made for …
Contributors MSR: prepared manuscript and images. DR: performed the procedure, edited case and images. SJB: in charge of patient care, performed procedure and final edit of manuscript. Responsible for overall manuscript as guarantor.
Competing interests SJB is a Proctor for Medtronic CoreValve; DR and MSR have no competing interests to declare.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval Informed written consent was obtained from the patient and is submitted with the manuscript.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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