Mitral valve replacement in children.


BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY Although repair of the mitral valve in children with or without concomitant congenital heart defects has improved significantly, it is not always achievable. The study aim was to review a 20-year experience of mitral valve replacement (MVR) in children. METHODS Since 1980, 90 patients (37 males, 53 females; mean age 8.1… (More)