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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Print version ISSN 0102-7638
BRAILE, Domingo M.; VOLPE, Marco A; RAMIN, Serginando L and SOUZA, Dorotéia R. S. Valvopathies: surgical treatment. Part 1. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 1994, vol.9, n.2, pp.113-122. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76381994000200007.
This subject is extensive, and will be divided in three parts. The present paper is related to historic aspects, surgical indication, preoperative approaches and heart valves prostheses. The following two chapters will discuss surgical techniques, reoperations and special condicions like surgical treatment of endocarditis, and bovine pericardial valves.
Keywords : heart valves [surgery]; valvopathies [history]; valvopathies [surgical indications]; valvopathies [clinical approach]; heart valves prostheses.