[Does mitral valve annuloplasty improve long-term survival in patients having moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation undergoing CABG?].

@article{Silberman2014DoesMV,
  title={[Does mitral valve annuloplasty improve long-term survival in patients having moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation undergoing CABG?].},
  author={Shuli Silberman and Ofer Merin and Daniel A. Fink and Atia Alshousha and Sigal Shachar and Rachel Tauber and Adi Butnaro and Daniel Bitran},
  journal={Harefuah},
  year={2014},
  volume={153 12},
  pages={705-8, 754}
}
BACKGROUND The best surgical approach for patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is still undetermined. We examined long term outcomes in patients with moderate IMR undergoing coronary bypass (CABG), and compared outcomes between those undergoing isolated CABG to those undergoing concomitant restrictive annuloplasty. METHODS Between the years 1993-2011, 231 patients with moderate IMR underwent CABG: group 1 (n = 186) underwent isolated CABG, group 2 (n = 15) underwent CABG… CONTINUE READING