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Modified technique of chordal replacement for mitral valve repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16208620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The appropriate length of the artificial chordae is crucial for the proper functioning of the mitral valve after chordal replacement. In the technique described here, the artificial chordae are assembled during surgery and their lengths fixed according to the individual anatomy; they are then first attached to the margin of the prolapsed leaflet and subsequently to the papillary muscle. This ensures that the ultimate length of the artificial chordae is determined during fixation at the papillary muscle and not during knotting at leaflet level.
P P Urbanski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-06     Completed Date:  2006-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Herz- und Gefäss-Klinik, Bad Neustadt, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Chordae Tendineae / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Diseases / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Mitral Valve / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery,  ultrasonography

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