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Continuing advances and new techniques in mitral valve surgery, as well as the recognition of "new diseases," including mitral prolapse and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, have rekindled a vigorous interest in mitral valve disease. The results of research activity in this area have been scattered, however, through the scientific literature. The First International Symposium on the Mitral Valve was organized by Dr. Kalmanson in May 1975 to bring together scientists from multiple disciplines to collate and integrate current concepts of mitral valve structure, function, diagnostic techniques, and therapy. He has succeeded admirably both in the symposium and in this book, which
The Mitral Valve: A Pluridisciplinary Approach.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:675–676. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-675_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):675-676.
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