Emergency mitral valve replacement in the octogenarian.
Acute mitral regurgitation secondary to a ruptured papillary muscle or primary chord, in the setting of profound cardiogenic shock, is one of the more challenging cases in adult cardiac surgery. Some would consider such a clinical situation in an octogenarian futile and, in the current era of health care cost containment, a potential waste of resources. We present two such cases with successful outcomes.
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Gorman, J. H., 3rd, Jackson, B. M., Kolansky, D. M., & Gorman, R. C. (2003). Emergency mitral valve replacement in the octogenarian. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 76(1), 269–271. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0003-4975(03)00153-x
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division