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

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 9 Oct 2023

Prosthetic cardiac valves are a routine finding on chest X-ray. The frequency and degree of exposure is greatest in larger hospitals with cardiothoracic centers; 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.

See also

Prosthetic heart valves

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