Does functional mitral regurgitation improve with isolated aortic valve replacement?

@article{Moazami2004DoesFM,
  title={Does functional mitral regurgitation improve with isolated aortic valve replacement?},
  author={Nader Moazami and Michael D. Diodato and Marc R. Moon and Jennifer S. Lawton and Michael K. Pasque and Rachel L Herren and Tracey J Guthrie and Ralph J. Damiano},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={444-8}
}
BACKGROUND The surgical treatment of mitral valve regurgitation (MR) at the time of aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in severity of MR following isolated AVR, and to determine survival benefit. METHODS Between 1991 and 2001, 250 patients underwent isolated AVR; 196 patients had concomitant functional MR. Follow-up transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) was available on 107 patients, with a median of 818 +/- 752 days… CONTINUE READING