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Posterior midventricular rupture occurred in 3 patients after insertion of a mitral prosthesis. Iatrogenic surgical trauma was not implicated. There were five clinical factors common to each case: a woman with mitral stenosis; a left ventricle of relatively normal size; the use of intermitent cold cardioplegia; the insertion of a porcine heterograft valve;(More)
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