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Papillary muscle approximation for functional ischemic mitral regurgitation.
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PMID:  18036963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction and functional mitral regurgitation, surgical treatment of mitral insufficiency remains a challenging issue. Several procedures have been described to restore a near to natural alignment between the mitral annulus and the laterally displaced papillary muscles. We report a new approach to relocate the displaced papillary muscles toward the mitral annulus and to reduce tethering in 8 patients, providing satisfactory initial results. Echocardiography showed mild or no mitral regurgitation at the follow-up (mean, 11.4 +/- 3.6 months; range = 7 to 14 months). This procedure is believed to be technically easy and beneficial in terms of mitral repair.
Akhtar Rama; Levy Praschker; Eleodoro Barreda; Iradj Gandjbakhch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-26     Completed Date:  2007-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2130-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Paris VI Pierre et Marie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpêtrière, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / physiopathology,  surgery*
Myocardial Ischemia / physiopathology,  surgery*
Papillary Muscles / surgery*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology,  surgery*

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