Advances in Cardiac Surgery: Valve Repair

Wiegand, Debra Lynn-McHale
April 2003
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2003, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p72
Academic Journal
Presents updates on cardiac surgery for valvular heart diseases in the U.S. as of April 2003. Classification of valvular heart diseases (VHD); Information on the epidemiology of VHD; Anatomical description of mitral and aortic valves.


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