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An operation for relief of severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  942755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case history of a 30-year-old man with severe mitral and aortic stenosis and slight aortic regurgitation who underwent replacement of both valves is presented. At the initial surgical procedure, because of the small-size annuli, a small Beall mitral prosthesis and a No. 19 Björk-Shiley aortic prosthesis were used. The subsequent recurrence of severe symptoms and findings of an 80 mm. Hg gradient across the Björk-Shiley aortic valve led to repeat exploration and corrective surgery. The operative procedure to relieve left ventricular outflow obstruction is described. It is felt that this procedure can be used not only for the relief of severe aortic annular stenosis but also for other forms of severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction such as idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis and particularly in the patients who have experienced poor results with one of the known surgical procedures for this clinical entity.
P N Symbas; R E Ware; C R Hatcher; P N Temesy-Armos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1976 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-24     Completed Date:  1976-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects
Mitral Valve Stenosis / surgery*

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