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Myectomy and mitral repair through the left atrium in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: The preferred approach for contemporary surgical candidates?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


H Gutermann, M Pettinari, C Van Kerrebroek, M Vander Laenen, K Engelen, T Fret, RA Dion

The authors present results of surgery in 12 pts for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy extending to the papillary muscles.  Repair was performed through a detached anterior mitral leaflet, which was subsequently repaired.  The intraventricular end-diastolic gradient was decreased by 80% postop, and mitral regurgitation that was present preop was eliminated.  One patient died, the others were in NYHA class I or II postop. 

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