Long-term results of mitral valve reconstruction with Carpentier techniques in 148 patients with mitral insufficiency.

@article{Galloway1988LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of mitral valve reconstruction with Carpentier techniques in 148 patients with mitral insufficiency.},
  author={Aubrey C. Galloway and Stephen B. Colvin and F Gregory Baumann and Roberta Esposito and Rubina Vohra and S. Harty and R Freeberg and Itzhak Kronzon and Frank C. Spencer},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1988},
  volume={78 3 Pt 2},
  pages={I97-105}
}
There have been few relatively complete follow-up studies of long-term mitral valve function after Carpentier-type surgical reconstruction. Between January 1980 and May 1986, 148 patients underwent Carpentier reconstruction for mitral valve disease (43% degenerative and 30% rheumatic). Operative mortality was 5.4% overall (1.2% for isolated mitral reconstruction), and follow-up (mean, 26 months) was completed for all survivors. Five-year survival from late cardiac death was 90.0%, as was 5-year… CONTINUE READING