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Choice of artificial chordae length according to echocardiographic criteria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16368416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A simple way to identify artificial chordae length is reported. The distance A between the edge of the prolapsing anterior leaflet and the plane of the mitral annulus is measured during perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. When the mitral valve is exposed, the elongated chorda, corresponding to the scallop previously evaluated, is measured with a ruler and A is subtracted. This is the length of the new chorda that is measured with a ruler and tied at that level after being properly positioned.
Antonio M Calafiore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-21     Completed Date:  2006-08-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anthropometry / methods*
Chordae Tendineae / surgery*,  ultrasonography,  ultrastructure
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Follow-Up Studies
Mitral Valve / surgery*,  ultrasonography,  ultrastructure
Mitral Valve Prolapse / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Papillary Muscles / surgery
Prostheses and Implants*
Suture Techniques
Treatment Outcome
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