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  1. The spectrum of severe rheumatic mitral valve disease in a developing country : correlations among clinical presentation, surgical pathologic findings, and hemodynamic sequelae.

    Article - En anglais


    To describe the demographic, pathologic, and hemodynamic profiles of patients with severe rheumatic mitral valve disease in a developing country and to assess their relation to uncontrolled rheumatic disease activity.


    Retrospective, cross-sectional, cohort study.


    Tertiary medical center in Soweto, South Africa.


    714 of 737 consecutive black patients, 4 to 73 years old, with pure mitral regurgitation, pure mitral stenosis, or mixed mitral disease who had mitral valve surgery and in whom preoperative and surgical data were concordant.


    Valve lesions were evaluated on the basis of clinical, echocardiographic, hemodynamic, and surgical pathologic data.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rhumatisme articulaire aigu, Streptococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Homme, Complication, Valvulopathie mitrale, Démographie, Epidémiologie, Hémodynamique, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Cardiopathie valvulaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatic fever, Streptococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Human, Complication, Mitral valve disease, Demography, Epidemiology, Hemodynamics, South Africa, Africa, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Cardiac valvular disease, Cardiovascular disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0208634

    Code Inist : 002B05B02N. Création : 199406.