Mitral valve replacement in the presence of severe pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Kaul1976MitralVR,
  title={Mitral valve replacement in the presence of severe pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Te J K Kaul and W H Bain and John Vann Jones and A. Ross Lorimer and Rodney S. Thomson and Mary Ann Turner and A E Escarous},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1976},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={332-6}
}
Thirty patients with severe preoperative pulmonary hypertension (pulmonary artery pressure range 90-165 mmHg, mean 118 mmHg) were reviewed following single mitral valve replacement, with prosthetic valves, within the last 10 years (1964-74). The early and late mortality for this group was no different from that of the total series of mitral valve replacements performed over the same period. Marked postoperative clinical improvement was accompanied by corresponding radiological and… CONTINUE READING

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