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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2004 October;45(5):465-76

CARDIAC SECTION - MITRAL VALVE SURGERY 

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Surgery of congenital mitral valve disease

Chauvaud S.

Department of Cardio-Vascular Surgery European George Pompidou Hospital, Paris, France

Congenital malformations of the mitral valve are numerous and can be confusing. The functional expression is an insufficiency, a stenosis or a combined lesion. The anatomic classification is replaced by a functional approach. Anatomy and functional manifestations are analyzed by echocardiography pre-, intra- and postoperatively. Conservative surgery is the goal but is not always possible. Surgery of mitral valve insufficiency has a better prognosis than stenosis. The most difficult malformations are parachute and hammock mitral valves. When the mitral lesion is associated with another cardiac defect, the trend is to treat all the lesions in the same operation.

language: English


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