R Martínez-Banuet

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From January 1964 until February 1985, we performed 8,370 prosthetic valve procedures; this represents 54.32% of our total surgical load. Approximately 93% of the replacements were for rheumatic valve disease; the rest were for ischemic, myxomatous, degenerative, congenital, and traumatic heart disease. All cases were between New York Heart Association(More)
During 1978, and 1979, the Surgery Division of The Cardiology and Pneumology Hospital of The National Medical Center (Mexican Institute for Social Security), studied and treated surgically twenty one cases -- in twenty patients -- of infectious endocarditis. Nine patients had an active infection in the heart valves and twelve in the prosthesis. The survival(More)
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