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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 October;40(5):679-81
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and mitral valve regurgitation. Conservative surgical therapy
De Paulis R., Zeitani J., Bognolo G., Fratini S., Penta De Peppo A., Chiariello L.
From the Chair of Cardiac Surgery University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
A patient with posterolateral left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, severe mitral regurgitation and coronary artery disease is reported. Mitral valve insufficiency was almost completely cured by simple closure of the left ventricular defect by edge to edge apposition along the long axis of the heart.