Impact of papillary muscle approximation on mitral valve configuration in the surgical correction of ischemic mitral regurgitation.

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BACKGROUND Efficacy of papillary muscle approximation (PMA) has not been well defined. METHODS Mitral valve configuration was assessed using echocardiography before and 1 week after the surgery in 27 consecutive patients undergoing surgical correction of ischemic MR. Comparisons were made between patients undergoing restrictive mitral annuloplasty (RMAP… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1304536

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