ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Open Heart Surgery For Mitral İnsufficiency in a Child With Familial Mediterranean Fever
Onur Sokullu, Ali Tabakan, İsmail Oral Hastaoğlu, Hayati Deniz, Fuat Bilgen
Dr. Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Merkezi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
There is no specific association between familial Mediterranean fever and cardiovascular disease with the exception of cardiac amyloidosis. A six-year-old child with familial Mediterranean fever underwent mitral ring annuloplasty due to mitral insufficiency. Within a followup period of three months no complications occurred and the patient did not experience recurring bouts of fever due to familial Mediterranean fever.
Keywords : Cardiopulmonary bypass; child; familial Mediterranean fever; mitral valve insufficiency; mitral valve prolapse
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