Five-year experience with a suture annuloplasty for mitral valve repair.

We present five years' experience with mitral plication annuloplasty, performed with a semicircular buttressed suture around the posterior leaflet in 130 patients (mean age 58 +/- 11 years) with primary mitral valve disease (n = 71) or functional mitral regurgitation (n = 59). In 65 cases the mitral valve itself was also repaired. Concomitant myocardial… CONTINUE READING