ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
SURGICAL TREATMENT INDICATIONS IN ACQUIRED MITRAL VALVULAR DISEASES
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
2 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
Eurasian J Med 2001; 33: 61-68

Key Words: Mitral valve stenosis/insufficiency, Surgery, Indication
Abstract

Surgery of mitral valve is performed as closed or open mitral commissurotomy, mitral valve repair surgery and mitral valve replacement. The purpose of mitral valve surgery is to relieve the symptoms unresponsive to medical therapy, to improve the quality of life, and to prevent or minimalize the possible complications of valvular diseases. The question of when and in which course of the disease decision of surgery must be made is very important.

 

In this paper, surgical timing and surgical indications of acquired mitral valve disease is reviewed.

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