Appropriateness of mitral valve repair in rheumatic mitral disease is debated due to complexity of repairs and shorter durability compared to repair in degenerative disease. However, for young adults, this may be the ideal operation when issues of compliance or women of child bearing age present for surgery. We present a case series of young adult patients operated at the Green lane Cardiothoracic surgery unit in last three years with operative techniques and early results.
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Published online: May 25, 2019
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