|Report Date (ref no.)||No. of Pts||No. of Episodes||Site AV/MV||TE or Stroke||Reop||Death|
|Total||179||200||71/130||23 (12%)||25||20 + 6 = 26|
↵a Immediate efficacy better for aortic valve (AV) (85%) than for mitral valve (MV) (63%).
↵b All St. Jude (bileaflet) valves; diagnosis and follow-up primarily by cinefluoroscopy.
↵c One episode involved both aortic and mitral valves, 43/45 bileaflet valves.
↵d Patients could not afford reoperation.
↵e Four of five patients presented with shock and one with pulmonary edema; all five failed to respond to thrombolysis. Postop = postoperative; Pts = patients; ref = reference; Reop = reoperation; TE = thromboembolism.