GERALD E. MUEHSAM, M.D.; OSCAR AUERBACH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Restenosis of the mitral valve is a new clinical entity which has been made possible by the recent advances in cardiac surgery. Its recognition is of great importance, as it may require surgical interference, in the hope of correcting the recurrent pathologic situation.
This report presents an instance of restenosis of the mitral valve, seen at autopsy, in a patient who had a good result from mitral commissurotomy and died three years later as a direct consequence of renewed stenosis of the mitral orifice.
Occasionally patients who have undergone mitral commissurotomy for the relief of mitral stenosis do well for
MUEHSAM GE, AUERBACH O. RESTENOSIS OF THE MITRAL VALVE1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:1177–1184. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-6-1177
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(6):1177-1184.
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