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.