Acquired Valvular Heart Disease

  • Donald N. Ross
  • Terence A. H. English
  • Roxane McKay


Included under this heading are inflammatory and degenerative conditions involving the cardiac valves. Similar lesions involving the myocardium and pericardium are considered in subsequent chapters, while traumatic lesions of the valves are included in the section on cardiac trauma.


Pulmonary Hypertension Mitral Valve Aortic Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Infective Endocarditis 
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Further Reading

  1. Davies MJ. Pathology of cardiac valves. Butterworth, London, 1980Google Scholar
  2. Edmunds LH Jr, Clark RE, Cohen LH, et al. Guidelines for reporting morbidity and mortality after cardiac valvar operations. Ann Thorac Surg 1988; 40: 257–259CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. O’Rourke RA, Crawford MH. Editorial: Timing of valve replacement in patients with chronic aortic regurgitation. Circulation 1980; 61: 493–495PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Perloff JK. Evolving concepts of mitral valve prolapses. N Engl J Med 1982; 307: 369–370PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Roberts WC. The silver anniversary of cardiac valve replacement (editorial). Am J Cardiol 1985; 56:503–506PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Ross DN. Homograft replacement of the aortic valve. Lancet 1972; i: 487–491Google Scholar
  7. Ross DN. Biologic valves. Their performance and prospects. Circulation 1982; 45: 1259–1272nGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald N. Ross
    • 1
  • Terence A. H. English
    • 2
  • Roxane McKay
    • 3
  1. 1.National Heart Hospital LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK
  3. 3.The Royal Liverpool Children’s HospitalLiverpoolUK

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