Functional significance of elevated mitral gradients after repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation.

@article{Chan2013FunctionalSO,
  title={Functional significance of elevated mitral gradients after repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation.},
  author={Kwan Leung Chan and Shin-Yee Chen and Vincent Chan and Karen Hay and Thierry Mesana and Buu Khanh Lam},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={1041-7}
}
BACKGROUND We have observed that elevated mitral gradients can develop in some patients after mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation. METHODS AND RESULTS We screened 275 patients who had mitral valve repair involving >1 leaflet scallop between October 2001 and July 2010. Mitral valve hemodynamics were assessed at rest and at peak… CONTINUE READING