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Reversibility of Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Single-Centre Observations From a Real-Life Population of Patients
Dobrovie and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of mitral regurgitation (MR) in 128 patients who had a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted. The authors found that even severe MR improved following LVAD implantation without intraoperative repair of the valve. Survival after one and three years for patients with severe preoperative MR was comparable to LVAD patients with none to moderate preoperative MR.