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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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REVIEWS CARDIAC SECTION - MITRAL VALVE SURGERY
The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2004 October;45(5):419-25
The role of annuloplasty in mitral valve repair
Schwartz C. F., Gulkarov I., Bohmann K., Colvin S. B., Galloway A. C.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Surgery New York University School of Medicine New York, NY, USA
Mitral valve repair surgery has progressed dramatically since its inception over 40 years ago. As techniques have evolved, complicated mitral valve reconstruction has become commonplace, with durable late results. Likewise, the value of concomitant annuloplasty during valve repair has been firmly established as contributing to late valve repair durability. This review discusses the evolution of annuloplasty techniques and the physiologic reasoning behind various approaches.