The long-term results of mitral valve reconstruction for the "floppy" valve.

@article{Cohn1994TheLR,
  title={The long-term results of mitral valve reconstruction for the "floppy" valve.},
  author={Lawrence Harvey Cohn and Gregory Stephen Couper and Sary F. Aranki and Robert J Rizzo and David H Adams and John James Collins},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 2 Suppl},
  pages={278-81}
}
The myxomatous degenerated, prolapsed, or floppy mitral valve is the most common etiology of mitral regurgitation in North American populations. We performed mitral valve reconstruction for this diagnosis in 252 patients from 1984 to 1993. There were 165 males and 87 females ranging in age from 23 to 84 years (mean 64 years); 93 (37%) were > or = 70 years. One hundred eighty-six were New York Heart Association Functional Class III or IV and 29% (72) underwent concomitant coronary bypass… CONTINUE READING