Impact of prosthetic mitral rings on aortomitral apparatus function: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study.

@article{Caimmi2009ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of prosthetic mitral rings on aortomitral apparatus function: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Philippe Primo Caimmi and Marco Diterlizzi and Elena Grossini and Emmanouil I Kapetanakis and Matteo P Gavinelli and Alessandro Carriero and Giovanni Vacca},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={740-4}
}
BACKGROUND The circumference of the aortic annulus adjusts proportionally with changes in left ventricular volume. These dimensional changes in the aortic annulus improve the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) hemodynamics and enhance the anterior mitral valve leaflet (AML) movement. In this study, we investigated the impact of circumferential and partial circumference prosthetic mitral rings on aortomitral apparatus function. METHODS Forty patients who underwent coronary artery bypass… CONTINUE READING

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