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The mitral annulus area: a useful tool for the surgeon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18592920     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The dimensions and dynamics of the mitral annulus play an important role in the pathophysiology of mitral insufficiency. Annuloplasty constitutes a primary step of surgical repair. Although considerable advances in cardiac imaging techniques have been made during recent years, in clinical practice the sizing of the mitral annulus is still not carried out prior to surgical mitral repair. This review is based on recently acquired knowledge of the normal and pathological dynamics of the annulus, and recommends the systematic preoperative measurement of the mitral annulus area.
Richard Isnard; Christophe Acar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-02     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Département de Chirurgie Cardiovasculaire, Institut de Cardiologie, Hôpital Pitié Salpétrière, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Models, Animal
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Mitral Valve / pathology*,  physiopathology
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Myocardial Contraction / physiology
Erratum In:
J Heart Valve Dis. 2008 Jul;17(4):475

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