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Table 5 The cause of late death

From: Surgery of secondary mitral insufficiency in patients with impaired left ventricular function

Mortality No of pts
Total deaths (2 to 67 months) 14
Progress of heart failure (3,4,6,16,31,34,56,67 months) 7
Sudden death (9 months) 1
Pneumonia with sepsis (25 and 27 months) 2
Stroke (26 months) 1
Intestine perforation, peritonitis (2 months) 1
Cerebral bleeding (17 months) 1
Unknown (30 months) 1