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Kay's mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation due to ruptured chordae tendineae--clinical and hemodynamic observations.
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PMID:  6887669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Kay's mitral valve repair was performed in six consecutive patients with symptomatic mitral regurgitation due to ruptured chordae tendineae of the posterior leaflet. All patients including one with mild residual murmur showed a marked decrease in the heart size and significant clinical improvement. Postoperative hemodynamic studies, performed in four patients, showed restoration of normal or near-normal dynamics. The medium-term follow-up, 15 to 30 months after the operation, revealed continuing asymptomatic states in all. The function of the repaired valves was significantly better than that of the Hancock mitral bioprostheses. The advantages of this procedure compared with mitral valve replacement for the same condition were stressed.
K Matsui; A Sese; H Kado; H Yasui; J Tanaka; M Komori; K Tokunaga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0047-1909     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn J Surg     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-08     Completed Date:  1983-10-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302176     Medline TA:  Jpn J Surg     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Cardiac Output
Cardiac Volume
Chordae Tendineae*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Postoperative Care
Rupture, Spontaneous

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