One reason might
be that the On-X valve is being used almost exclusively a lot of the major heart surgery centers. Examples: My hospital (Washington D.C. Hospital, MedStar) will install an On-X. I don't even know if they install other mechanical valves
. Not mentioned or discussed. And I didn't know any better to ask. The On-X was recommended by my surgeon (for the good or the bad
). There are other major centers that are the same like the Franciscan Health Heart Valve Center.
I am very curious as to the number of On-X aortic valves installed in the past 2 years as compared to the St. Jude's here in the states. Not sure if that data is even available
FWIW, ball smashers are only being used by angry spouses at this point right? (relax everyone, just a joke!).