Valve repair for mitral insufficiency secondary to idiopathic juvenile polyarthritis.

Abstract

A female patient in whom idiopathic rheumatoid polyarthritis was diagnosed at the age of 8 years required surgery for severe mitral valve insufficiency 16 years later. Intraoperative analysis revealed a fibrotic endocarditis involving mainly the posterior leaflet. Granulomatous vegetations as well as a large thrombus which filled the left ventricular apex… (More)

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@article{Aubert2007ValveRF, title={Valve repair for mitral insufficiency secondary to idiopathic juvenile polyarthritis.}, author={Stephane Aubert and Gilles Hayem and M Aumont and {\'E}ric Brochet and Christophe Acar}, journal={The Journal of heart valve disease}, year={2007}, volume={16 3}, pages={324-7} }