Care of the patient undergoing valvular heart surgery

J. O.Neal Humphries, Vincent L. Gott, Donald W. Benson

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Abstract

Successful relief of stenosis or regurgitation of one or more heart valves by primary repair or replacement with a prosthesis may reverse the signs and symptoms of heart failure in most patients. Of the survivors of the operative and postoperative period, approximately four out of every five can be successfully rehabilitated and returned to a vocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-490
Number of pages42
JournalProgress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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