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Effects of rheumatic mitral valvular disease and mitral valve replacement on growth and development.
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PMID:  7061577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of rheumatic mitral valvular disease and mitral valve replacement on the growth and development of 37 Southern Chinese children were studied. The stature and body weight were measured before and after operation. All the patients had their skeletal maturity and cortical bone growth assessed after operation, but only 10 patients were similarly assessed before operation. At the time of operation the stature and body weight of all patients were generally retarded. The surgery which corrected the haemodynamic abnormality resulted in increases in the growth rates in stature and body weight but there was no evidence of a catch-up growth with subsequent return to normal dimensions. The patients who are skeletally immature had retarded bone ages and impaired growth of cortical bone. The general trend, though less marked, also showed a reduction in cortical bone in the skeletally mature patients. Surgery appears, at least partially, to alleviate the adverse effects of the disease on the growth and development of patients.
W D Low; C K Mok; L S Kung; G B Ong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1982 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-27     Completed Date:  1982-05-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Height
Body Weight
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Rheumatic Heart Disease / surgery*

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