Artificial chordae for degenerative mitral valve disease: critical analysis of current techniques.

@article{Ibrahim2012ArtificialCF,
  title={Artificial chordae for degenerative mitral valve disease: critical analysis of current techniques.},
  author={Michael B Ibrahim and Christopher Rao and Thanos Athanasiou},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={1019-32}
}
The surgical repair of degenerative mitral valve disease involves a number of technical points of importance. The use of artificial chordae for the repair of degenerative disease has increased as a part of the move from mitral valve replacement to repair of the mitral valve. The use of artificial chordae provides an alternative to the techniques pioneered by Carpentier (including the quadrangular resection, transfer of native chordae and papillary muscle shortening/plasty), which can be more… CONTINUE READING