Free edge suture plication and remodeling: A technique for anterior mitral leaflet prolapse repair

Pino Fundarò, Daniel G. Di Mattia, Maurizio Salati, Carmine Santoli

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Abstract

This is a selected series of 28 patients with myxomatous mitral regurgitation that underwent correction of the anterior leaflet prolapse caused by chordal elongation by means of a running suture involving the chordal-cusp junction. Postoperative echocardiograms showed correction of anterior leaflet prolapse and mitral regurgitation in all patients. This technique is effective and easy to perform, and increases the number of options for restoring mitral valvular function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1186-1188
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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