Bileaflet versus posterior-leaflet-only preservation in mitral valve replacement.

@article{Ozdemir2014BileafletVP,
  title={Bileaflet versus posterior-leaflet-only preservation in mitral valve replacement.},
  author={Ahmet Coskun Ozdemir and Bilgin Emrecan and Ahmet Baltalarli},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={165-9}
}
In the present study of mitral valve replacement, we investigated whether complete preservation of both leaflets (that is, the subvalvular apparatus) is superior to preservation of the posterior leaflet alone. Seventy patients who underwent mitral valve replacement in our clinic were divided into 2 groups: MVR-B (n=16), in whom both leaflets were preserved, and MVR-P (n=54), in whom only the posterior leaflet was preserved. The preoperative and postoperative clinical and echocardiographic… CONTINUE READING