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, M he S ericardial disease is an important cause of orbidity and mortality in patients with cariovascular disease. Inflammatory diseases of he pericardium constitute a spectrum ranging rom acute pericarditis (AP) to chronic contrictive pericarditis (CP). Pericardial masses, ysts, and diverticula as well as congenital bsence of the pericardium comprise the(More)
Between September 1968 and October 1987, 152 patients (66 males and 86 females; age range, 15 to 79 years) underwent 1 or more reoperations (total, 179) for prosthetic valve dysfunction at our hospital. In this report, we present material and statistics reflecting our experience with the last reoperation in these 152 patients. The procedures involved the(More)
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