Table 1

Prevalence of paraprosthetic jets at the early transoesophageal echocardiographic study by valve type and position

Prosthesis typeParaprosthetic jets
AbsentPresentTotal
Aortic
Carpentier-Edwards
Pericardial342 (6%)36
Porcine808
Medtronic Hall741 (1%)75
St Jude10511 (10%)116
Ultracor332 (6%)35
Total25416 (6%)270
Mitral
Medtronic Hall2512 (32%)37
St Jude4317 (28%)60
Ultracor109 (47%)19
Total7838 (33%)116