Mitral valve annuloplasty: comparison of the mural annulus shortening suture (MASS) with the Carpentier-Edwards prosthetic ring.

@article{Detter2000MitralVA,
  title={Mitral valve annuloplasty: comparison of the mural annulus shortening suture (MASS) with the Carpentier-Edwards prosthetic ring.},
  author={Christian Detter and Tayfun Aybek and Natascha Kupilik and Theodor J. M. Fischlein and Anton Moritz},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          478-86
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Although mitral annuloplasty is an important element of mitral valve repair, the technique employed remains controversial. In this prospective study, we compared two different annuloplasty techniques with regard to hemodynamic performance. METHODS Between October 1995 and December 1998, 109 consecutive patients underwent mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation. One group of patients (n = 55) received a Carpentier-Edwards (CE) ring for annuloplasty, and a… CONTINUE READING