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OBJECTIVE The Carpentier-Edwards (CE) Physio II ring is a new prosthetic ring designed to accommodate the changing pathology seen in the spectrum of degenerative valve disease, particularly the larger anterior leaflet in repair of the Barlow valve. The aim of our study was to assess the safety and efficacy of mitral valve (MV) repair with the CE Physio II… (More)
Chest wall and spine deformities are common in Marfan syndrome, and often coexist with cardiac defects. Surgery is often needed to both the aortic root and the anterior chest wall, and early spinal surgery is not uncommon. We describe a case of severe thoracic cage deformity with aortic root dilatation, which was managed by a staged approach, with a very… (More)
During recent years there has been an increase in the referral pattern for surgery for non-rheumatic calcific mitral stenosis (CMS). Valve replacement for this condition presents some unique challenges, yet the management of CMS remains inadequately described. Herein are discussed the techniques and outcomes of surgery for CMS.