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.
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Mitral valve disease
A Treatise on the Surgical Management and a Suggested Amendment of Surgical Classification of Left Ventricular Rupture Following Mitral Valve Replacement
November 6, 2019
November 5, 2019
The authors present a totally endoscopic bileaflet mitral valve repair case where they used a transesophageal echo technique to predetermine the optimal length of the synthetic chordae for the repair.
October 16, 2019
The authors present their technique of adjustable pericardial lock for complex mitral valve repair.
Measuring Chordae Tension During Transapical Neochordae Implantation: Toward Understanding Objective Consequences of Mitral Valve Repair
October 8, 2019
An interesting pilot experiment on attempting to quantify the optimum disposition of neochordae in transapical intervention for severe mitral regurgitation.
Transcatheter or Surgical Repair for Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation in Elderly Patients: A Propensity-Weighted Analysis
October 6, 2019
The authors address appropriate use of the transcatheter clip to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation in elderly low to moderate risk patients.
October 1, 2019
This video demonstrates a transaxillary direct access approach for mitral valve repair, with ultrafast-track anesthesia.
September 18, 2019
Marta Sitges of the Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona and Joanna Chikwe of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center debate the influence of imaging on the timing of degenerative mitral valve repair.
August 25, 2019
In an era of increased use of MitraClip, surgical mitral valve repair still offers a durable solution. Tirone David and colleages report 1,234 consecutive patients who had mitral valve repair with 20 year follow-up.
August 13, 2019
This video describes a systematic approach to mitral valve repair, highlighting five techniques that are utilized at the Cleveland Clinic to repair the vast majority of degenerative mitral valve cases.
August 6, 2019
This video demonstrates a transapical off-pump mitral valve repair case.