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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Tanemoto K., Kanaoka Y., Murakami T., Kuroki K., Minami H.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Iwakuni National Hospital, Yamaguchi, Japan
We practised a deviced method of anchoring the Duran flexible ring with continuous sutures. After passing through 3/0 monofilament sutures at the right and left fibrous trigones, both sutures are passed through the ring between the corresponding ring marker and continuous sutures are placed to attach the ring to the mitral valve annulus. This technique requires less time to anchor the ring than the original method with interrupted sutures and can prevent narrowing the mitral valve annulus following the deformity of the flexible ring. This technique can contribute to extend the indication of the prosthetic ring in mitral valve surgery.