Chronic mitral regurgitation and aortic regurgitation: have indications for surgery changed?

@article{Bonow2013ChronicMR,
  title={Chronic mitral regurgitation and aortic regurgitation: have indications for surgery changed?},
  author={Robert Ogden Bonow},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 7},
  pages={693-701}
}
The timing of surgery in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) and aortic regurgitation (AR) continues to elicit uncertainty and considerable controversy. Some patients will incur myocardial structural changes, pulmonary hypertension, or arrhythmias before they manifest symptoms, with the risk that these adverse endpoints will not be reversible after valve repair or replacement. Imaging to assess valve morphology, severity of regurgitation, and left ventricular (LV) volume and function is… CONTINUE READING
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