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Mitral valve replacement for mitral stenosis caused by Libman-Sacks endocarditis.
  1. K C Vaughton,
  2. D R Walker,
  3. M F Sturridge


    A women who developed mitral stenosis from Libman-Sacks endocarditis is described. The mitral valve was replaced by a Starr-Edwards prosthesis. One year later, despite her being maintained on steroids and azathioprine, the verrucous endocarditis progressed to cause sudden, severe dysfunction of the prosthetic valve.

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