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Mitral regurgitation in heart failure : Surgical therapy.
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PMID:  23324918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The optimal treatment of mitral regurgitation concomitant to heart failure remains controversial. A lack of consensus between cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, because of limited studies and heterogeneous data, has led to vaguely defined guidelines and different handling in the clinical routine in the past. However, progress in the operative management with excellent results of individual experienced centers suggests that a variety of patients might benefit from surgical therapy. Each patient should be evaluated individually regarding the benefits of surgical therapy which requires an interdisciplinary approach ("heart team") due to the complex pathophysiology and demanding diagnostics.
Authors:
H Aubin; H Kamiya; A Lichtenberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Herz     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-6692     ISO Abbreviation:  Herz     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801231     Medline TA:  Herz     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Klinik für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Moorenstr. 5, 40225, Düsseldorf, Deutschland.
Vernacular Title:
Mitralinsuffizienz bei Herzinsuffizienz : Chirurgische Therapie.
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