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Similar Survival After Mitral Valve Replacement or Repair for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: A Meta-Analysis
Friday, February 28, 2014
Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
In this meta-analysis, the authors set out to investigate whether MV repair or replacement was better for patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation. Combining 12 eligible studies, they found that MV repair is associated with lower operative mortality, but higher recurrence of regurgitation. There were no differences in survival, functional measures and NYHA class.