Is ischemic mitral regurgitation an indication for surgical repair or replacement?

@article{Gillinov2006IsIM,
  title={Is ischemic mitral regurgitation an indication for surgical repair or replacement?},
  author={Alan Marc Gillinov},
  journal={Heart Failure Reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={231-239}
}
Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is common in patients with coronary artery disease. While it is well-known that IMR exerts a graded effect upon survival—the greater the degree of IMR, the lower the survival—the indications for surgical treatment and the choice of surgical procedure (repair versus replacement) are controversial. In patients with mild to moderate IMR, the benefit of a mitral valve procedure has not been demonstrated, and surgical practice varies. In patients with severe IMR… CONTINUE READING

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