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Repair of left atrioventricular valve cleft defects with patch augmentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22632517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Operations for left atrioventricular valve insufficiency after repair of an atrioventricular septal defect can be challenging. Repair techniques largely depend on closure of the residual cleft in the anterior leaflet in conjunction with a posterior annuloplasty. Profound deficiencies in anterior leaflet tissue can make primary cleft closure impractical. A simplified technique, in which cleft closure is supported by triangular-shaped patch material, is presented along with results in 13 patients.
John H Artrip; Elizabeth M Rumball; Kirsten Finucane
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2081-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Green Lane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Services, Starship Children's Hospital, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand.
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