Recovery of left ventricular function after surgical correction of mitral regurgitation caused by leaflet prolapse.

@article{Suri2009RecoveryOL,
  title={Recovery of left ventricular function after surgical correction of mitral regurgitation caused by leaflet prolapse.},
  author={Rakesh M. Suri and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Joseph A. Dearani and Thoralf M. Sundt and Richard Daly and Charles J. Mullany and Maurice E. Enriquez-Sarano and Thomas A. Orszulak},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={1071-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Recovery of ventricular function after surgical correction of mitral regurgitation is often incomplete. We studied clinical and echocardiographic factors influencing return of normal left ventricular ejection fraction after mitral valve repair or replacement for mitral regurgitation caused by leaflet prolapse. METHODS We evaluated 1063 patients who had mitral valve repair or replacement between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 2000. A total of 2488 echocardiograms with follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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