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Title: Mitral valve repair in patients on chronic hemodialysis
Authors: Sim, E. 
Mestres, C.A.
Lee, C.N. 
Adebo, O.
Issue Date: Feb-1992
Citation: Sim, E., Mestres, C.A., Lee, C.N., Adebo, O. (1992-02). Mitral valve repair in patients on chronic hemodialysis. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 53 (2) : 341-342. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Two cases of successful mitral valve repair in patients on chronic hemodialysis are presented. We stress that valve repair is preferable to valve replacement whenever feasible because of improved left ventricular function, reduced complication rate, and freedom from anticoagulation. This especially applies to patients on chronic hemodialysis as they have impaired immunological function, are subjected to repeated fistula punctures with possible bacteremia, and are more susceptible to early calcification and degeneration of tissue valves. © 1992.
Source Title: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
ISSN: 00034975
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