Mitral valve repair in patients with end stage cardiomyopathy: who benefits?

@article{Gummert2003MitralVR,
  title={Mitral valve repair in patients with end stage cardiomyopathy: who benefits?},
  author={Jan F. Gummert and Axel Rahmel and Jan Bucerius and Joerg F Onnasch and Dr. med. N. Doll and T Walther and Volkmar Falk and Friedrich W. Mohr},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={
          1017-22; discussion 1022
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Patients with end stage cardiomyopathy frequently present with additional severe mitral regurgitation. We analyzed the outcome of mitral valve reconstruction in this high risk patient group. METHODS Sixty-six patients with significant mitral regurgitation and an ejection fraction (EF) below 30% (dilated cardiomyopathy=53, ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM)=13) were retrospectively evaluated from 07/96 and 02/02. All received annuloplasty ring implantation and additional repair (n=4) if… CONTINUE READING
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