Treatment of anterior mitral leaflet prolapse: chordal suture plication and free-edge remodeling in 34 patients.

@article{Mattia1998TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of anterior mitral leaflet prolapse: chordal suture plication and free-edge remodeling in 34 patients.},
  author={D G Di Mattia and Massimo Giovanni Lemma and Roberto Scrofani and Andrea Mangini and Pino Fundar{\`o}},
  journal={Giornale italiano di cardiologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={630-5}
}
In this study are considered the short-middle term results of anterior mitral leaflet prolapse repair obtained by means of a personal operative technique: chordal shortening and free edge remodeling. In our institution since 1993 34 consecutive patients with degenerative myxomatous mitral regurgitation, (mean age 63.3 years, range 25 to 83 years), underwent surgery. Before the operation 22 patients (64.7%) were in NYHA functional class III or IV. Mitral insufficiency, evaluated by… CONTINUE READING