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Complicated mitral valve repairs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11209149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The standard of care for mitral regurgitation secondary to degenerative valvular disease is mitral valve repair whenever possible. Mitral valve repair is associated with better left ventricular function preservation, fewer complications, and improved survival as compared with mitral valve replacement. Most of the mitral valve pathology involves the posterior leaflet or annulus and usually can be repaired by using standard valve repair techniques. Difficulties may arise when trying to repair the somewhat uncommon anterior leaflet prolapse or calcified mitral annulus. This article reviews these more complex mitral valve repair techniques and their outcomes.
H M Burkhart; T A Orszulak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in review     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1061-5377     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Rev     Publication Date:    2001 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-16     Completed Date:  2001-05-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304686     Medline TA:  Cardiol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / pathology,  surgery*
Mitral Valve Prolapse / pathology,  surgery
Suture Techniques

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