1975
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1097025
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Abstract: The results of mitral surgery between 1961 and 1971 are presented. Pure or predominant mitral stenosis outnumbered combined mitral valve disease and mitral incompetence by two to one. Surgical treatment comprised 291 closed mitral commissurotomies, 145 open reconstructions and 81 replacements of the mitral valve. One month mortality was 2,4% for commissurotomy, 4,8% for reconstruction, and 25% for replacement. Early mortality of the latter operation decreased to 7% since 1971. For patients with no more than sl… Show more

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“…Ultimately, we will have to look at long-term clinical results, but today the development of new valve substitutes is still in progress, and clinical data are only beginning to evolve. In 1975 we last reviewed our experience with mitral valve surgery and concluded that reparative procedures were preferable to valve replacement whenever feasible (11). Lower operative mortality and less prosthesis-related complications have since improved results with artificial heart valves, particularly when compared with reconstructive procedures for mitral regurgitation.…”
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“…Ultimately, we will have to look at long-term clinical results, but today the development of new valve substitutes is still in progress, and clinical data are only beginning to evolve. In 1975 we last reviewed our experience with mitral valve surgery and concluded that reparative procedures were preferable to valve replacement whenever feasible (11). Lower operative mortality and less prosthesis-related complications have since improved results with artificial heart valves, particularly when compared with reconstructive procedures for mitral regurgitation.…”
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confidence: 99%