Nonresectional repair of the barlow mitral valve: importance of dynamic annular evaluation.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The most extensive form of myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve causing severe mitral regurgitation is "Barlow disease." Surgical repair of this condition has been considered difficult because of the extent and magnitude of annular, leaflet, and chordal abnormalities and has usually involved partial resection of one or both mitral leaflets… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.05.086

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