Systematic evaluation of the flexible and rigid annuloplasty ring after mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation.

@article{Hu2011SystematicEO,
  title={Systematic evaluation of the flexible and rigid annuloplasty ring after mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation.},
  author={X Hu and Qiang Zhao},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={480-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Mitral annulus reconstruction is now a common surgical procedure for the treatment of mitral regurgitation. However, there are still controversies in the selection of materials for annuloplasty in the clinical controlled studies available. The purpose of the present systematic review of the literature is to address whether a flexible ring is superior to a rigid ring in terms of improvement in clinical and echocardiographic outcomes. METHODS A systematic literature search was… CONTINUE READING
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