Emergency mitral and aortic valve replacement during acute rheumatic fever in a 5-year-old child.

Abstract

Emergency combined mitral and aortic valve replacement was performed during an attack of acute rheumatic fever in a 5-year-old boy. He made an uneventful recovery and has remained asymptomatic 1 year after the operation. From this and other authors' clinical experience, we believe that the decision to operate on these patients should be based on the… (More)

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