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Mitral insufficiency surgery to treat advanced heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20305928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dilated cardiomyopathy is characterized by severe, progressive myocardial dysfunction that is, irreversible. That syndrome leads to cardiac remodeling with augmentation of left ventricle volume and sphericity, dilation of the mitral annulus and dislocation of papillary muscles that pulls up the mitral cords thereby restraining leaflet excursion. These biomechanical modifications generate functional mitral valve regurgitation, a dismal prognostic sign. Mitral valve plasty or replacement was introduced as surgical coadjuvants to conventional medical treatment, with good symptomatic improvement. The long term survival benefit is yet to be demonstrated.
João Victor Caprini Oliveira; Walter Vilella de Andrade Vicente; Alfredo José Rodrigues; Cesar Augusto Ferreira; Lafaiete Alves Junior; Solange Bassetto; Andrea Carla Celotto; Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de cirurgia cardiovascular : órgão oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1678-9741     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc     Publication Date:    2009 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-22     Completed Date:  2010-07-30     Revised Date:  2012-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9104279     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; por     Pagination:  540-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, USP, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications
Heart Failure / surgery*
Mitral Valve / surgery
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery*
Survival Analysis

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