[Clinical outcome and factors affecting surgical decision for repair versus replacement in patients with mitral regurgitation].

@article{Akar2010ClinicalOA,
  title={[Clinical outcome and factors affecting surgical decision for repair versus replacement in patients with mitral regurgitation].},
  author={Ahmet Ruchan Akar and Serkan Durdu and Cağin Zaim and Çağdaş Baran and Timuçin Altin and Cansin Tulunay Kaya and Mustafa Kiliçkap and Omer Aky{\"u}rek and Umit Ozyurda},
  journal={Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={358-66}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to identify characteristics differentiating patients undergoing mitral valve replacement versus valve repair for mitral regurgitation (MR) and to investigate retrospectively mid-term clinical and functional outcomes. METHODS From January, 2004 to January, 2009 146 patients underwent mitral valve surgery (62 male / 84 female; age: 55.9+/-13.6 [18-80] years) by one surgical team. Mitral valve replacement was performed in 101 patients (69.2 %) and valve repair was performed in… CONTINUE READING