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Mitral Valve

April 27, 2018
In a recent issue of the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Ammannaya and colleagues studied the relationship between prosthesis patient mismatch (PPM), pulmonary hypertension, and outcomes following mitral valve replacement to better understand the importance of avoiding PPM during this procedure.
April 20, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting, Octavio Alfieri, David Adams, Vinay Bapat, Michael Borger, and Randy Martin discuss the current state and future of treatment for mitral and tricuspid valve disease.
April 17, 2018
This video shows a right minithoracotomy for a complex mitral and tricuspid repair.
March 29, 2018
This video shows a novel technique using a transcatheter valve deployed in the mitral position during open surgery.
March 23, 2018
This article examines an interesting concept for preparing for mitral repair. This may have useful assistance in complex valve repairs and in the early stages of training of young surgeons.
March 23, 2018
Patient Care A teen in Chicago, Illinois, USA, awaiting a heart transplant received the news that a heart was available from his pediatric cardiologist, who dressed up as Chewbacca from Star Wars just for the occasion.
February 19, 2018
This great video documents the beginning of the first successful robotic mitral surgery program in the UK, by Paul Modi and proctored by Doug Murphy.
February 18, 2018
An interesting article describing the interface between medical 3D printing and art.  It briefly outlines current and future applications, and it also describes constraints to the use of this technology.
February 15, 2018
This report provides long-term outcome data on the Perimount valve implanted in the mitral position in patients 65 years of age or less. The expected valve durability was 14.2 years, which compares favourably with other prosthetic valves.

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