Mitral valve repair with a malleable bovine pericardium ring.


OBJECTIVE To describe a surgical procedure utilizing a malleable bovine pericardium ring in mitral valve repair and clinical and Doppler echocardiographic results. METHODS Thirty-two (25 female and 7 male) patients, aged between 9 and 66 (M=36.4+/-17.2) years, were studied over a 16-month period, with 100% follow-up. In 23 (72%) of the patients, the… (More)


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