[Massive thrombosis of the left atrium. Surgical experience with a series of 117 patients].


From 1975 to 1988 we have operated 117 patients with left arterial thrombosis associated with rheumatic mitral valve disease. Seventy-seven were female and 40 male, with ages ranging from 22 to 69 years. In 75 cases (64.1%) the valvular lesion was mitral stenosis. Embolic antecedents were present in 38 cases (32.4%) and 95 patients (81.1%) were in class III… (More)


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