Mitral gradients and frequency of recurrence of mitral regurgitation after ring annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation.

@article{Williams2009MitralGA,
  title={Mitral gradients and frequency of recurrence of mitral regurgitation after ring annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation.},
  author={Matthew Leighton Williams and Mani A. Daneshmand and James G. Jollis and John R. Horton and Linda K. Shaw and M. Swaminathan and Robert Duane Davis and Donald D. Glower and P Smith and Carmelo A. Milano},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={1197-201}
}
BACKGROUND Undersized ring annuloplasty and surgical revascularization are commonly used to correct ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR), but published series have failed to demonstrate a benefit compared with revascularization alone. We hypothesized that surgical revascularization and annuloplasty lead to a durable repair, but may also lead to increased mitral gradients that could limit the benefit of the repair technique. METHODS Data were collected for 222 consecutive patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING

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