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Mitral valve surgery--a Scandinavian perspective.
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PMID:  18846476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the last three decades, the most prevalent surgical mitral valve disease in Scandinavia has changed from the sequelae of rheumatic fever to the mitral valve pathologies related to ischemic heart disease. Also, the total number of patients in need of a mitral valve procedure is increasing. For several of the patients with ischemic mitral valve disease, the natural prognosis of their disease is dismal. However, there are several uncertainties as to whether or not a surgical procedure can improve the life expectancies of these patients. Also, the procedures of choice for patients with ischemia related "functional mitral valve disease" is a long standing controversy. In this issue of "Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal" we present the rationale and protocol for the "MoMIC" trial, a randomized multicenter study aiming to clarify whether revascularization alone or a combined revascularization and mitral valve annuloplasty is the treatment of choice for patients with ischemia related moderate mitral regurgitation.
Truls Myrmel; Marius Roaldsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1651-2006     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. Cardiovasc. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-13     Completed Date:  2009-03-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708377     Medline TA:  Scand Cardiovasc J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Artery Disease / complications,  mortality,  surgery*
Heart Failure / etiology,  mortality
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  mortality,  surgery*
Multicenter Studies as Topic
Myocardial Ischemia / etiology,  mortality,  surgery*
Patient Selection
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications,  surgery
Scandinavia / epidemiology
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Comment On:
Scand Cardiovasc J. 2009 Feb;43(1):50-6   [PMID:  18850485 ]

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