Balancing stenosis and regurgitation during mitral valve surgery in pediatric patients.

@article{Alghamdi2011BalancingSA,
  title={Balancing stenosis and regurgitation during mitral valve surgery in pediatric patients.},
  author={Abdullah A Alghamdi and Bobby Yanagawa and Steve K. Singh and Ari Horton and Osman O. Al-Radi and Christopher A. Caldarone},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={
          680-4
        }
}

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