Influence of atrial fibrillation on outcome following mitral valve repair.

  title={Influence of atrial fibrillation on outcome following mitral valve repair.},
  author={Eric Lim and Clifford W Barlow and Amir-Reza Hosseinpour and Christopher Wisbey and Karen Wilson and W. Pidgeon and Susan C Charman and John B Barlow and Francis C. Wells},
  volume={104 12 Suppl 1},
BACKGROUND To investigate the outcome of patients in atrial fibrillation (AF) following mitral valve repair, clinical and echocardiographic follow-up was undertaken in 400 consecutive patients who underwent mitral valvuloplasty from 1987 to 1999. METHODS AND RESULTS The main indications for surgery were degenerative (81.4%), endocarditis (7.1%), rheumatic (6.6%), ischemic (4.6%), and traumatic (0.3%) mitral valve disease. After excluding 6 paced patients and 1 patient in nodal rhythm, we… CONTINUE READING
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