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The phonocardiogram in a partially detached mitral (Starr-Edwards) prosthesis
  1. M. V. Jeeva Raj,
  2. C. R. A. Clarke,
  3. H. A. Fleming


    Phonocardiographic evidence of extreme variability of the time interval between the aortic sound (A2) and the opening click (OC) with intermittent absence of the OC of a partially detached mitral prosthesis of the Starr-Edwards type has not hitherto been reported. This case illustrates the diagnostic use of phonocardiography in a malfunctioning mitral Starr-Edwards prosthesis.

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