Mitral valve repair: beyond the French correction.


INTRODUCTION We analysed retrospectively patients who underwent mitral valve repair using techniques beyond the "French correction", as popularised by Carpentier. METHODS From June 1997 to June 2006, 153 patients underwent mitral valve repair. Their mean age was 63.1 +/- 13.5 years (range 19-87). Mean Euroscore was 4.9 +/- 2.1 (2-13). Type II lesions were… (More)

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