Adverse Occurrence type:
Time to detection:
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence:
Fever; rigors; headache; pleural effusion; hepatosplenomegaly; anorexia; sytoloic murmur; heart failure; pneumonia
Demonstration of imputability or root cause:
The majority of the valves came from donors having Coroners' post mortems with a high incidence of TB (Crompton (1974 personal communication in Anyanwu) with 0.2-0.3% of Coroners cases estimated to have had TB. One case attributed to donor valve cold abscess.