[Acquired valvular cardiopathies in Italy: the dimensions of the problem and variations in etiology].

@article{Dolara1993AcquiredVC,
  title={[Acquired valvular cardiopathies in Italy: the dimensions of the problem and variations in etiology].},
  author={Alberto Dolara and Gennaro Santoro and Alfredo Zuppiroli},
  journal={Cardiologia},
  year={1993},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={185-90}
}
In order to get information on the number of patients with acquired valvular heart disease in Italy and about changes in the etiology of valvular involvement, we have examined death certificates regarding chronic endocardial and rheumatic heart disease; epidemiologic data of some congenital-degenerative valve disease; the results of a survey of valvular replacements in 40 Italian cardiac surgery centres in the periods 1970-1979 and 1980-1988. Deaths due to chronic endocardial and rheumatic… CONTINUE READING