Mitral Insufficiency and Aortic Valve Stenosis in Infancy Associated with Endocardial Fibroelastosis, Surgical Treatment and Long-term Results
19 March 2008 (online)
Surgical treatment of mitral insufficiency and aortic valve Stenosis associated with endocardial fibroelastosis has not been well documented.
We treated 2 infants with this complex lesion; in one case it was possible to repair the mitral valve, The long-term results are quite encouraging and emphasize that this lesion should be treated early to avoid the risk of compromising the left ventricular function, although the chance of a valve replacement in an infam can be high.
Mitral insufficiency - Aortic valve Stenosis - Surgical treatment - Long-term results