HEART REVIEW Surgical reconstruction of the mitral valve


From Cutler’s first attempt to treat the mitral valve by inserting a tenotomy knife through the left ventricle, to Carpentier’s introduction of several repair techniques and a functional classification for assessing mitral valve lesions, the history of mitral valve treatment is exciting. Mitral diseases may be degenerative, ischaemic, infective or rheumatic… (More)


5 Figures and Tables