Differences in left ventricular response between rheumatic and myxomatous mitral valve disease following mitral valve replacement.

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OBJECTIVE We studied whether differences exist between hearts having rheumatic mitral valves and those having myxomatous mitral valves, in functional, geometrical, and mass changes in the left ventricle after mitral valve replacement. METHODS Patients who underwent mitral valve replacement without preservation of annular-papillary continuity for pure… (More)

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@article{Nakayama2000DifferencesIL, title={Differences in left ventricular response between rheumatic and myxomatous mitral valve disease following mitral valve replacement.}, author={Michihiro Nakayama and Chikao Yutani and Masami Imakita and Hastue Ishibashi-Ueda and Yoshio Kosakai and N. Nakajima}, journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai zasshi}, year={2000}, volume={48 12}, pages={751-6} }