The underlying causes of chordae tendinae rupture: a systematic review.

@article{Gabbay2010TheUC,
  title={The underlying causes of chordae tendinae rupture: a systematic review.},
  author={Uri Gabbay and Chaim Yosefy},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={113-8}
}
BACKGROUND The underlying causes of chordae tendinae rupture (CTR) and their frequencies vary. Different publications reached conflicting conclusions due to diverse definitions, different detection measures, and morbidity trends over time. METHODS Systematic literature review of unselected CTR series and underlying cause frequencies reanalysis. RESULTS Primary CTR overall rates before and since 1985 remain considerable (52.5% vs. 51.2%), yet median decreased (35% and 14%). Sub-acute… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS