versión ISSN 1029-3019
TORRALBAS REVERON, Fredy Eladio et al. Plurivalvular substitution in Santiago de Cuba Cardiology Center during 2003-2008. MEDISAN [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out on 107 patients to whom plurivalvular substitutions were carried out in Santiago de Cuba Cardiology Center during the period between January, 2003 to December, 2008. A marked functional prevalence of surgically treated people in middle ages of life with advanced classes, and preoperative diagnosis of mitral valve and aortic disease was found, as well as that the substitution of these valves by mechanical prostheses was the most used surgical intervention in the case material. Either the peroperative or postoperative complications were uncommon and, in consequence, 2 of the members of the series died, for a surgical mortality of 1,9% that, when being compared with the informed mortality by other authors, it has been considered low.
Palabras llave : MITRAL VALVE [pathology]; MITRAL VALVE [surgery]; AORTIC VALVE [pathology]; AORTIC VALVE [surgery]; HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION.