Isolated mitral valve replacement with the Hancock porcine bioprosthesis in rheumatic heart disease: analysis of 213 operative survivors followed up 4.5 to 8.5 years.

@article{Gallo1984IsolatedMV,
  title={Isolated mitral valve replacement with the Hancock porcine bioprosthesis in rheumatic heart disease: analysis of 213 operative survivors followed up 4.5 to 8.5 years.},
  author={Ignacio Gallo and Blanca Ruiz and Carlos M G Dur{\'a}n},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={178-81}
}
An analysis is presented of 236 patients aged greater than or equal to 20 years who underwent isolated mitral valve replacement for rheumatic heart disease with a glutaraldehyde Hancock bioprosthesis from June 1974 through June 1978. Of 213 patients discharged from the hospital, 3 were lost to follow-up study and are excluded from the analysis. The range of… CONTINUE READING