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Artificial chordae for degenerative mitral valve disease: critical analysis of current techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22962321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The surgical repair of degenerative mitral valve disease involves a number of technical points of importance. The use of artificial chordae for the repair of degenerative disease has increased as a part of the move from mitral valve replacement to repair of the mitral valve. The use of artificial chordae provides an alternative to the techniques pioneered by Carpentier (including the quadrangular resection, transfer of native chordae and papillary muscle shortening/plasty), which can be more technically difficult. Despite a growth in their uptake and the indications for their use, a number of challenges remain for the use of artificial chordae in mitral valve repair, particularly in the determination of the correct length to ensure optimal leaflet coaptation. Here, we analyse over 40 techniques described for artificial chordae mitral valve repair in the setting of degenerative disease.
Michael Ibrahim; Christopher Rao; Thanos Athanasiou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2012-09-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-20     Completed Date:  2013-05-06     Revised Date:  2013-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1019-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chordae Tendineae / surgery*
Heart Valve Diseases / surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*,  methods*
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Mitral Valve Annuloplasty / instrumentation*,  methods*
Prosthesis Design
Treatment Outcome

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