Aortic Valvular Surgery with Artificial Valves
An Analysis of the First 100 Patients
An attempt has been made to present a profile of patients with aortic valvular disease who presented themselves for operative correction, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of prosthetic replacement in the surgical treatment. Experience to date, in 115 patients so treated, demonstrates the effectiveness of this technique. The operative mortality due to technical factors has been low, and the clinical results have been excellent. Since the operative mortality now occurs primarily in those patients with myocardial failure, its prevention, if possible, is advisable by earlier detection and surgical correction.
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