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Novel intraoperative evaluation for mitral valve regurgitation: retrograde cardioprotective beating test.
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PMID:  23315958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In mitral valvuloplasty, the saline injection test is commonly employed. However, discrepancies in regurgitation between the naked eye findings during the saline injection test and the postoperative echocardiographical findings are noted. Here, we describe a technique that allows direct transatrial evaluation of the valve in the fully loaded, beating heart without the risks of air embolism. Physiological systolic mitral valve movement is reproduced under aortic cross-clamping. This novel evaluation enables a complete and safe mitral valve repair.
Kazutoshi Tachibana; Tetsuya Higami; Yasuko Miyaki; Nobuyuki Takagi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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