[Reintervention in mitral valve prostheses. Analysis of risk factors].

  title={[Reintervention in mitral valve prostheses. Analysis of risk factors].},
  author={Goffredo Arena and Emanuele D L Urso and Giorgio Fusco and C Ramondetta and Orsola Di Monaco and Valerio Tomaselli and Mauro Abbate},
  volume={42 5},
From 1980 to 1996, 111 patients (83 females, 28 males, mean age 51.47 +/- 15.73 years, range 1-76) underwent mitral valve replacement. Seventy-five patients underwent replacement of a biological valve and 36 of a mechanical valve. Three patients underwent a third operation. Seventy prostheses were replaced because of a structural dysfunction. Other causes… CONTINUE READING