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Respecting the Mitral With Homemade Loops

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Abdelbar A, Laskawski G, Zacharias J. Respecting The Mitral With Homemade Loops. May 2021. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.14589135

In this video, we have used a homemade chord loops for mitral valve repair. We believe that this system is flexible for the mitral surgeons as the number of loops can be controlled. Usually, we use the Chordex system made by On-X, but due the shortage of supplies we faced due the pandemic, we started to make this system intraoperatively.

We usually use size 16mm chords for posterior mitral leaflet and 20-24mm chords for anterior mitral leaflet. So far, we have used this system in a large number of patients with good results.


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