Mitral valve replacement with mechanical prostheses in children : improved operative risk and survival q

@inproceedings{Alexiou2001MitralVR,
  title={Mitral valve replacement with mechanical prostheses in children : improved operative risk and survival q},
  author={Christos Alexiou and Maria Galogavrou and Qiang Chen and Angus Mcdonald and Anthony P. Salmon and Barry K. Keeton and Marcus P. Haw and James L. Monro},
  year={2001}
}
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the early and late outcome following mitral valve replacement (MVR) with mechanical prostheses in children. Patients and methods: Between 1981 and 2000, 44 consecutive children (mean age 6.8 ^ 4.7 years, 2 months±16 years) underwent mechanical MVR in Southampton. Twenty-three children were less than 5-years-old and nine were infants. Disease aetiology was congenital in 37, rheumatic in four, infective in two and Marfan's syndrome in one. Mitral… CONTINUE READING

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