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Successful emergency replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic and mitral valves in the Marfan syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1152508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 37-year-old man with the Marfan syndrome and chronic mitral regurgitation suffered an acute dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta with aortic regurgitation. Emergency replacement of the mitral valve, aortic valve, and ascending aorta was carried out, and the patient made an uneventful recovery. He is doing well 18 months after surgery. This is the first reported case of survival from such a procedure in the face of acute dissection with Marfan's syndrome. Indications for elective surgery are discussed and the uncertainties about the prognosis outlined. Continued reporting of the results and follow-up data are necessary for final assessment of the surgical treatment of the cardiovascular manifestations of this disease.
A S Geha; R D Fry; A E Baue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1975 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-07     Completed Date:  1975-11-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  surgery
Aortic Valve / surgery*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / complications,  surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Heart Catheterization
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Marfan Syndrome / complications*
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications,  surgery

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