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Mitral regurgitation in patients with aortic stenosis undergoing valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19321488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mitral regurgitation is a frequent finding in patients with aortic stenosis scheduled for aortic valve replacement. Detection of mitral regurgitation in such patients has important implications, as it can independently affect functional status and prognosis. When mitral regurgitation is moderate to severe, a decision to operate on both valves should only be made following a careful clinical and echocardiographic assessment. Indeed, double-valve surgery increases perioperative and postoperative risks, and mitral regurgitation may improve spontaneously after isolated aortic valve replacement. Better understanding of the determinants of these changes appears particularly crucial in the light of recent advances in percutaneous aortic valve replacement.
P Unger; C Dedobbeleer; G Van Camp; D Plein; B Cosyns; P Lancellotti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-03-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-18     Completed Date:  2010-01-27     Revised Date:  2011-03-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiology Department, ULB-Erasme Hospital, 808 route de Lennik, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications*,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications*
Postoperative Period
Remission Induction
Republished in:
Postgrad Med J. 2011 Feb;87(1024):150-5   [PMID:  21303821 ]

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