Prosthetic Valves

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The "disk in a cage" mechanical prosthesis provides a distinctive appearance on color flow examination, as this transesophageal image illustrates. Flow converges on the left atrial side and passes the plane of the prosthesis ring. It then diverges laterally since there is no central orifice.

Bioprosthetic mitral valve: all three struts are seen in this patient.

Prosthetic Bileaflet Mitral Valve.

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