James C. Dahl, M.D.; Paul Winchell, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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One hundred patients with dominant mitral stenosis were treated surgically between 1950 and 1953. Two patients have been lost to follow-up. Seventeen patients were classified as Group IV (New York Heart Association), 57 patients were Group III, 23 patients Group II, and 3 patients Group I. The surgical mortality was 9%. Eighty-one of the patients had pre-operative cardiac catheterization, 31 patients were recatheterized 6 to 8 weeks after surgery, and 30 have been restudied 10 years later. Forty-five patients are living. There has been a stable mortality rate of about 4%/year after a period of improvement lasting about 3 years
James C. Dahl, Paul Winchell. Mitral Stenosis: A Long-term Postoperative Study.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1072. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1072_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1072.
Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease.
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