Mitral Commissurotomy in the Older Aged Patient
An Analysis of Twenty Patients Over the Age of Fifty
An analysis of 20 consecutive cases of mitral stenosis (from a total of 400 cases) in patients between the ages of 50 and 61 treated by mitral commissurotomy from May 1951, to October 1952, is presented. The data suggests that the patient over 50 with symptomatic mitral stenosis can have a functionally satisfactory commissurotomy performed without undue operative risk and with essentially the same ultimate degree of improvement enjoyed by patients requiring treatment at an earlier age.
- © 1953 American Heart Association, Inc.