TITLE

The Management of Valvular Heart Disease in Children

AUTHOR(S)
Folger, Gordon M.
PUB. DATE
June 1984
SOURCE
Angiology;Jun1984, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p341
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The child with significant valvular heart disease may present in any single instance both the most difficult of management decisions or a surprisingly simple one. Thus, if a direct surgical approach on the valve is feasible, the problems may very well be quite simple and straightforward; conversely, if valve replacement is indicated such may not be the case. We have recently reported our experience with one type of valvular heart condition, congenital aortic stenosis, in respect to determination of surgical approach based upon the ability to predict the orifice area and valvular anatomy.1,2 This report reviews our current experience with this technique. As well, the experience concerning the approach to each of the valvular conditions will also be reviewed with emphasis in respect to the left heart valves and particularly their long term postoperative management.
ACCESSION #
16352600

 

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