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A novel method of leaflet reconstruction after triangular resection for posterior mitral valve prolapse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20494014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Triangular leaflet resection to treat posterior mitral valve prolapse is expedient, sufficient, and durable in eliminating redundant myxomatous tissue and restoring normal leaflet coaptation. After triangular resection and suture reconstruction, mitral scallop height is decreased to a degree commensurate with the area of tissue resected. There are instances however, when excessive bulk of the remaining posterior leaflet may persist, predisposing to systolic anterior motion of the anterior mitral leaflet. We propose a novel adjunctive measure to normalize posterior leaflet height during suture reconstruction by ventricularizing what would otherwise have become the new tip of the posterior mitral leaflet. We have found that ventricularization of the leaflet edge during reconstruction obviates the need for excessive mitral leaflet resection, resulting in a symmetric and mobile neo-free edge that are capable of contributing to a robust zone of coaptation.
Rakesh M Suri; Harold M Burkhart; Hartzell V Schaff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e53-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Prolapse / surgery*

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