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To evaluate the importance of preserving chordae tendinae and papillary muscles to left ventricular function after mitral valve replacement, 12 dogs had Carpentier-Edwards or Björk-Shiley mitral valves inserted. Cardiopulmonary bypass, systemic hypothermia at 25 degrees C and cold cardioplegia were used. The period of anoxic arrest was 30 minutes. In six(More)
Although techniques for the perioperative management of patients undergoing mitral valve replacement have been well established in humans, the use of these techniques has not been widely accepted in veterinary practice. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that low morbidity and mortality could be achieved in the dog undergoing mitral valve(More)
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