Outcome following mitral valve replacement in patients with mitral stenosis and moderately reduced left ventricular ejection fraction.

@article{Mangoni2002OutcomeFM,
  title={Outcome following mitral valve replacement in patients with mitral stenosis and moderately reduced left ventricular ejection fraction.},
  author={Arduino Aleksander Mangoni and Todd M. Koelling and Gregg S. Meyer and Cary W. Akins and Michael A. Fifer},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={90-4}
}
BACKGROUND Some patients with mitral stenosis (MS) have moderately reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF), due to either depressed myocardial contractility or alterations in loading conditions. The effect of moderately reduced LV EF on outcome after mitral valve replacement (MVR) is not known. METHODS We studied 16 consecutive patients with… CONTINUE READING