Prosthetic cardiac valves on chest x-ray (an approach)

Andrew Murphy and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

Prosthetic cardiac valves are a routine finding on chest X-ray. The frequency and degree of exposure is greatest in larger hospitals with cardiothoracic centres, however, prosthetic valves are commonplace universally.

Recognition of which valve has been replaced, any other related cardiothoracic intervention and complications of surgery are important to understand.

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rID: 39941
System: Cardiac
Section: Approach
Tag: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cardiac valve replacements - an approach on chest x-ray

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