Mitral repair is superior to replacement when associated with coronary artery disease.

@article{Reece2004MitralRI,
  title={Mitral repair is superior to replacement when associated with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Thomas Brett Reece and Curtis G. Tribble and Peter I Ellman and Thomas S. Maxey and Randall Lyndon Woodford and George M Dimeling and Harry A. Wellons and Ivan K. Crosby and John A. Kern and Irving L. Kron},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={239 5},
  pages={671-5; discussion 675-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of mitral repair and replacement in revascularized patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Combined coronary bypass (CABG) and mitral procedures have been associated with the highest mortality (>10%) in cardiac surgery. Recent studies have suggested that mitral valve replacement (MVR) with sparing of the subvalvular apparatus had comparable results to mitral repair when associated with CABG. METHODS Over the past 7 years, 54… CONTINUE READING

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