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How Does Mitral Valve Repair Fail in Patients With Prolapse?—Insights From Longitudinal Echocardiographic Follow-Up

Monday, October 31, 2016

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Vincent Chan, Elsayed Elmistekawy, Marc Ruel, Mark Hynes, Thierry G. Mesana

This single institution study explored the frequency and time course of failure of mitral valve repair for MR caused by prolapse using longitudinal echocardiography.   Recurrent MR developed in 49 (5.7%) patients at a mean of 3.1 years; 6 had prolapse and 43 did not.   Severe MS occurred in 3.  Reoperation was performed in 21 patients, and was most commonly valve replacement. 

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