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Rheumatoid aortic valve prolapse requiring emergency aortic valve replacement.
  1. D C Linch,
  2. D J Gillmer,
  3. W F Whimster,
  4. J R Keates


    Rapid progression of aortic regurgitation was closely observed in a patient with severe seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid changes within the aortic valve leaflets resulted in severe prolapse necessitating emergency operation. The postoperative course was satisfactory.

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