Surgical Experience with Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease in Children
In developing countries, rheumatic heart disease continues to be a challenging problem. The disease often affects young people from the lower strata of the population in an accelerated and severe form that produces early valve damage, which can be relieved in some patients only by surgery [1–3]. In this paper, we review our experience with surgical management of rheumatic mitral valve disease in patients below the age of 15 years.
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