Pulmonary vascular disease and hypertension after valve surgery for mitral stenosis.


The reduction of pulmonary hypertension that occurs within 24 hours of valve replacement for mitral stenosis is well documented, but patients who die after surgery have not been adequately studied. Clinical and autopsy data for 16 patients who died following mitral valve replacement were reviewed. The emphasis was on preoperative and postoperative pulmonary… (More)


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