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Long-term Follow-up of Mitral Valve Replacement in Children

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Indian Heart J.

Source : Indian Heart J., Volume 56, Issue 5 (2004)

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Cardiology

Year : 2004

Abstract : Objective: In children, mechanical mitral valve replacement may be the only option if the failing mitral valve cannot be repaired. Mandatory anticoagulation and the fixed size prosthesis are of concern in the growing child, but long-term follow-up results are lacking. Methods: Single centre, extended retrospective study of 54 patients who underwent first mitral valve replacement between June 1982 and December 1997. Median age at operation was 3.0 years (range 2 days-18.1 years), 21 patients were15 years (maximum 22 years) in nine patients. Results: Thirty-day mortality was 42% in patients

Cite this Research Publication : M. S. Harikrishnan, Nair, K., Krishnamoorthy, K. M., Tharakan, J. A., Dr. Praveen Varma, Dora, S. K., Harikrishnan, S., Titus, T., Ajithkumar, V. K., Sivasankaran, S., Rajeev, E., Namboodiri, K. K. N., and Neelakandhan, K. S., “Long-term Follow-up of Mitral Valve Replacement in Children”, Indian Heart J., vol. 56, no. 5, 2004.

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