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Heart Valves and Vessels

  • Ralph H. Hruban
  • William H. Westra
  • Timothy H. Phelps
  • Christina Isacson

Abstract

For years, almost all valvular heart disease has been ascribed to chronic rheumatic heart disease. As a result, excised heart valves are frequently the most neglected specimens in the surgical pathology laboratory. Failure to pay appropriate attention to resected valves can be a disservice to the patient. Careful examination of heart valves not only will help in the clinical management of these patients, but may also help in the development of improved prosthetic heart valves.

Keywords

Heart Valve Papillary Muscle Valve Leaflet Rheumatic Heart Disease Prosthetic Heart Valve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph H. Hruban
    • 1
  • William H. Westra
    • 1
  • Timothy H. Phelps
    • 2
  • Christina Isacson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pathology Meyer 7-181The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyVirginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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