Table 1

 List of effective orifice area values derived from our institutional echocardiography data

ProsthesisLabelled valve size
192123252729
Edwards Perimount*0.97 (0.81 to 1.14)1.39 (1.22 to 1.57)1.79 (1.58 to 1.99)1.73 (1.34 to 2.11)
Edwards Perimount Magna*1.41 (1.01 to 1.81)1.49 (1.40 to 1.59)1.89 (1.78 to 2.00)2.09 (1.87 to 3.32)
St Jude Epic Supra†1.6 (1.33 to 1.87)2.38 (2.2 to 2.55)
Medtronic Mosaic‡0.74 (0.53 to 0.95)1.18 (1.02 to 1.34)1.54 (1.31 to 1.77)1.94 (1.63 to 2.24)2.14 (1.63 to 2.65)
St Jude Toronto Root†1.53 (1.32 to 1.73)1.86 (1.48 to 2.24)2.44 (2.05 to 2.83)2.22 (1.71 to 2.52)
St Jude Regent†1.99 (1.76 to 2.20)2.4 (1.85 to 2.78)2.8 (2.40 to 3.21)
Medtronic Advantage‡1.08 (0.89 to 1.27)1.88 (1.62 to 2.13)2.36 (2.11 to 2.61)2.33 (1.98 to 2.68)
Medtronic Advantage supra‡2.13 (1.74 to 2.52)2.81 (1.80 to 3.82)
Labelled valve size
182022242628
Values are represented as mean (95% CI).
*Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, California, USA)
†St Jude Medical, Inc. (St Paul, Minnesota, USA)
‡Medtronic, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
§Sorin Biomedica (Saluggia, Italy)
Sorin Soprano§1.25 (0.89 to 1.71)1.56 (1.43 to 1.75)1.78 (1.67 to 1.89)1.91 (1.55 to 2.28)2.5 (1.98 to 3.04)