Simplici-T annuloplasty band for mitral valve repair for degenerative disease.

  title={Simplici-T annuloplasty band for mitral valve repair for degenerative disease.},
  author={Tirone E. David and Carolyn M David and Cedric Manlhiot},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={98 5},
BACKGROUND Sizing of annuloplasty rings and bands is variably based on intertrigonal or intercommissural distances or estimation of the anterior leaflet area. This study examines the results of mitral valve repair with Simplici-T annuloplasty band without predetermining its length in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) as a result of degenerative disease. METHODS Three hundred thirty-seven consecutive patients (median age, 58 years; 69% men) underwent mitral valve repair for MR as a… CONTINUE READING
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Simplici-T Annuloplasty Band for mitral valve repair for degenerative disease

  • TE David, CM David, C. Manlhiot
  • Ann Thorac Surg
  • 2014
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