Donald Glower

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Mitral Valve Replacement

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Background Mitral valvular disease can be categorized as either stenotic or incompetent, albeit a third or more of patients present with both lesions. Mitral stenosis (MS) represents a pressure overload condition; whereas, mitral insufficiency or mitral regurgitation (MR) represents a volume overload state. As such, the…

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