Results of valve reconstruction for mitral regurgitation secondary to mitral valve prolapse.

@article{Penkoske1985ResultsOV,
  title={Results of valve reconstruction for mitral regurgitation secondary to mitral valve prolapse.},
  author={P A Penkoske and F. Henry Ellis and Stephen Alexander and Edward Watkins},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={735-8}
}
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP), often the result of myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve, is the most commonly known pathologic entity leading to pure mitral regurgitation (MR). Reconstruction of the mitral valve rather than replacement is particularly applicable to this pathologic defect, but is not often used in the U.S. Experience with reconstruction of the mitral valve for MR secondary to MVP during the period January 1970 to January 1984 was reviewed. A total of 479 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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