The effect of preservation of chordae tendineae on mitral valve replacement for postinfarction mitral regurgitation.

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Fifty-one consecutive patients underwent mitral valve replacement for mitral regurgitation secondary to myocardial infarction. Fifteen patients were in cardiogenic shock when operated on, 22 were in NYHA functional class IV, and 14 were in class III. Mitral valve replacement with preservation of the chordae tendineae and papillary muscles was performed in… (More)

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@article{David1986TheEO, title={The effect of preservation of chordae tendineae on mitral valve replacement for postinfarction mitral regurgitation.}, author={Tudor David and W. C. Ho}, journal={Circulation}, year={1986}, volume={74 3 Pt 2}, pages={I116-20} }