ANDREW G. MORROW, M.D., F.A.C.S.; DONALD C. HARRISON, M.D.; JOHN ROSS JR., M.D.; NINA S. BRAUNWALD, M.D., F.A.C.S.; W. DOUGLAS CLARK, M.D.; RICHARD S. ROSS, M.D.
Dr. Andrew G. Morrow: In spite of the efforts of our colleagues in the field of preventive medicine, rheumatic mitral valve disease continues to be one of the commonest and most important clinical problems encountered by cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons. Although the disease and its manifestations are familiar to us, quite significant advances have been made within recent years in the methods available for assessing mitral valve disease as well as in techniques of surgical treatment. For this reason, the content of the present symposium suggested itself to us. Perhaps we can consider it as an attempt to describe "the
MORROW AG, HARRISON DC, ROSS J, BRAUNWALD NS, CLARK WD, ROSS RS. The Surgical Management of Mitral Valve Disease: A Symposium on Diagnostic Methods, Operative Techniques, and Results: Combined Clinical Staff Conference at the National Institutes of Health. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:1073–1100. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-6-1073
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(6):1073-1100.
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