Redo valve surgery nowadays: what have we learned?

@article{Wauthy2003RedoVS,
  title={Redo valve surgery nowadays: what have we learned?},
  author={Pierre Wauthy and Jacques P Goldstein and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Demanet and Frank E Deuvaert},
  journal={Acta chirurgica Belgica},
  year={2003},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={475-80}
}
Re-operative valvular surgery is common nowadays. Increased mortality and morbidity are generally associated. Re-operations in cardiac surgery are technically more difficult because of adhesions and a more advanced cardiac status of the patient. Results reported 20 years ago carried a high mortality risk. Experience and technological evolution have produced a substantial reduction in postoperative mortality nowadays. The present review focuses on historical results of redo valve surgery, risks… CONTINUE READING

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