Physiologic basis for the surgical treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation.

Abstract

Ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) can complicate severe coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. Ischemic MR results from left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction and can also accompany acute myocardial ischemia. The most common mechanism of ischemic MR is Carpentier's type IIIb dysfunction due to an apical and lateral displacement… (More)

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