JOHN C. ROWE, M.D.; EDWARD F. BLAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HOWARD B. SPRAGUE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., M.A.C.P.
A decade has elapsed since the introduction of a successful operation for mitral stenosis, and survival curves for this 10-year period are now available. Surprisingly little factual information is at hand, however, as to the comparable course in the presurgical era of those patients treated medically. To supplement the existing data in this respect, and to establish a helpful base line for future reference, we are reporting herewith 10- and 20-year perspectives on the course of mitral stenosis in patients studied in the cardiac clinics and private practice of the three senior authors at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the
ROWE JC, BLAND EF, SPRAGUE HB, et al. THE COURSE OF MITRAL STENOSIS WITHOUT SURGERY: TEN- AND TWENTY-YEAR PERSPECTIVES1. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:741–749. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-4-741
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(4):741-749.
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