Should a mild to moderate ischemic mitral valve regurgitation in patients with poor left ventricular function be repaired or not?

Abstract

In recent years coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been extended to include patients with very low left ventricular ejection fractions (LVEF), also frequently with co-existing mild to moderate mitral valve regurgitation (MR). The question is, should such a MR be corrected simultaneously with a myocardial revascularization or not? Between January… (More)

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@article{Christenson1995ShouldAM, title={Should a mild to moderate ischemic mitral valve regurgitation in patients with poor left ventricular function be repaired or not?}, author={Jan T. Christenson and François Simonet and Antoine Bloch and J P Maurice and Vladimir Velebit and Martin Schmuziger}, journal={The Journal of heart valve disease}, year={1995}, volume={4 5}, pages={484-8; discussion 488-9} }