Left atrial remodelling early after mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation.

@article{AntoniniCanterin2008LeftAR,
  title={Left atrial remodelling early after mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation.},
  author={Francesco Antonini-Canterin and Carmen Cristiana Beladan and Bogdan Popescu and Carmen Doina Ginghină and Andreea Popescu and Rita M. Piazza and Elisa Leiballi and Bartolo Zingone and Gian Luigi Nicolosi},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={759-64}
}
OBJECTIVE Left atrial (LA) size is an important predictor of outcome after mitral valve replacement in patients with symptomatic chronic mitral regurgitation (MR). Data on LA remodelling after mitral valve repair (MVr) for chronic non-ischaemic MR are scarce. The aim of this study was to assess changes in LA size early after MVr for chronic severe degenerative MR and to identify clinical and echocardiographic correlates of those changes. METHODS The study analysed 225 consecutive patients who… CONTINUE READING