An evaluation of left ventricular function after surgery for pure mitral regurgitation using dobutamine-stress echocardiography--should the mitral complex be preserved?

@article{Oda1999AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of left ventricular function after surgery for pure mitral regurgitation using dobutamine-stress echocardiography--should the mitral complex be preserved?},
  author={Takashi Oda},
  journal={The Kurume medical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={61-70}
}
  • Takashi Oda
  • Published 1999 in The Kurume medical journal
To evaluate the importance of preserving the mitral complex, clinical outcomes and postoperative left ventricular (LV) functions of 175 patients with pure mitral regurgitation (MR) were analyzed. They were divided into three groups; patients who had conventional mitral valve replacement (cMVR; n = 47), posterior mitral leaflet preserved MVR (pMVR; n = 66… CONTINUE READING