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Successful valve replacement for aortic incompetence in rheumatoid arthritis with vasculitis.
  1. M Liew,
  2. D Wilson,
  3. D Horton,
  4. A Fleming


    A patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), vasculitis, and aortic valve incompetence of the histologically nonspecific type is described. Valve replacement was undertaken, and an excellent haemodynamic result was achieved. Both arthritis and vasculitis subsequently remitted. Valve replacement can be successfully performed in RA despite active vasculitis.

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