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Severe mitral regurgitation in patients with postinfarction interventricular septal defect: a simple way of simultaneous valve repair.
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PMID:  22782945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ventricular septal defect, a potentially deadly complication of transmural myocardial infarction, is often accompanied by ischaemic mitral regurgitation. It has been recognized that the presence and persistence of the latter negatively affect survival rates in patients after myocardial infarction. We present a simple endoventricular edge-to-edge technique of mitral repair using a single U-shaped stitch of polytetrafluoroethylene and a refined double-patch 'exclusion' technique of postinfarction interventricular septal defect (PVSD) closure in the treatment of two consecutive cases of PVSD and concomitant ischaemic mitral regurgitation. This technique is effective and reproducible to address mitral incompetence in patients undergoing surgical correction of PVSD.
Authors:
Daniyar Gilmanov; Pierandrea Farneti; Marco Solinas; Mattia Glauber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-10
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:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, G. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital, Gabriele Monasterio Foundation, Massa, Italy.
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