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A Treatise on the Surgical Management and a Suggested Amendment of Surgical Classification of Left Ventricular Rupture Following Mitral Valve Replacement

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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Source Name: Journal of Integrative Cardiology Open Access


Vasubabu Gudala, Abhinavsingh Chauhan, Jhulana Kumar Jena, Lakshmi Kumari Sankhyan, Niwin George, Priyanka Chowdhury, Sukhjeet Singh, Suruchi Hasija, Ujjwal K. Chowdhury

Gudala and associates performed a literature review of 108 patients who sustained left ventricular rupture following mitral valve replacement. The incidence in pooled data was 0.72%. The authors expounded on the mechanisms, classification, repair techniques, and treatment outcomes of this dreadful complication. In addtion, they added a subcategory, type IV, and proposed an alternative surgical classification. This is a thorough and comprehensive review that would be helpful to all cardiac surgeons.

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