Title

Emergency mitral valve replacement in the octogenarian.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2003

Abstract

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.

Volume

76

Issue

1

First Page

269

Last Page

271

ISSN

0003-4975

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

12842555

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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