Transapical off-pump Neochord implantation on bileaflet prolapse to treat severe mitral regurgitation.

@article{Colli2015TransapicalON,
  title={Transapical off-pump Neochord implantation on bileaflet prolapse to treat severe mitral regurgitation.},
  author={Andrea Colli and Roberto Bell{\`u} and Demetrio Giorgio Pittarello and Gino Gerosa},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          554-6
        }
}
A 74-year old lady was admitted for the presence of a symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation (MR) due to bileaflet prolapse. The patient refused any surgical conventional procedure because of severe arthrosis and osteoporosis documented by previous fractures requiring knee and hip replacements, and was sent directly to us for transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with Neochord implantation (TOP-MINI procedure). The TOP-MINI procedure was performed under general anaesthesia and… 

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