Late (>or=6 years) results of combined coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement for severe mitral regurgitation secondary to acute myocardial infarction.

Abstract

Analysis of outcomes in 31 patients who had combined mitral valve replacement (MVR) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) disclosed that 12 patients had MR because of papillary muscle rupture and that 19 patients had MR because of papillary muscle necrosis or fibrosis without rupture. Of the 12 patients with… (More)

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