Echocardiographic assessment of the effects of mitral valve repair on mitral valve geometry in rheumatic mitral stenosis.


BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY While mitral valve replacement is generally considered as the standard surgical treatment for rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS), mitral valve repair may be an alternative therapeutic option. Several techniques have been used to overcome the anatomic difficulties involved in the repair of a rheumatic mitral valve. In the present… (More)


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