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Intracardiac calipers for artificial chordae replacement in mitral valve repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19101333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Length adjustment of artificial chordae is crucial in the outcome of anterior mitral valve repair. Herein, a simple and reproducible method of artificial chordal replacement using polytetrafluoroethylene suture is described. With this technique, the length of the neo-chordae is easily decided and the knot can be tied surely without change in the length using only one instrument.
Atsuo Doi; Hiroshi Iida; Toru Sunazawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-22     Completed Date:  2009-01-22     Revised Date:  2010-01-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Narita Red Cross Hospital, Narita, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Chordae Tendineae / surgery*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Equipment Design
Equipment Safety
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Prolapse / surgery,  ultrasonography
Sensitivity and Specificity
Suture Techniques / instrumentation*
Tensile Strength
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jan;89(1):344-5; author reply 345   [PMID:  20103288 ]

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