Anatomic basis for mitral valve modelling.

  title={Anatomic basis for mitral valve modelling.},
  author={Karyn S. Kunzelman and Richard P. Cochran and Edward Donald Verrier and Robert C. Eberhart},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  volume={3 5},
The increasing popularity of mitral valve repair and current interest in replacement with a mitral homograft or heterograft warrant a new look at the normal functional anatomy of the system. We conducted a detailed review of the anatomic structure of both the intact and excised mitral apparatus of porcine and human species. The following intact structural dimensions were measured: total annular length, anterior and posterior annular length. Excised measurements included: total annular length… CONTINUE READING


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