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Mitral insuficiency

Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Carlos Manuel de Almeida Brandão, Osanan Amorim Leite Filho, Marco Antônio Vieira Guedes, Marcos Floripes da Silva, Max Grinberg, Noedir Antônio Groppo Stolf
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve repair in rheumatic patients is still a challenge. The purpose of this study is to analyze the results of mitral valve repair in rheumatic patients in the Heart Institute University of Sao Paulo Medical School. METHODS: Were analyzed retrospectively, between 1985 and 2005, 330 patients submitted to mitral valve repair in the Heart Institute of São Paulo. The mean age was 26.9 +/- 15.4 years and 57.6% were female. According do clinical evaluation, 39...
October 2009: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
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