The triple-orifice repair: A new technique for the treatment of mitral regurgitation in severe Barlow's disease

Carlo Fucci, Roberto Lorusso, Pasquale Totaro, Claudio Ceconi, Matilde Nardi, Guiseppe Coletti, Manfredo Rambaldini, Gaetano Minzioni

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Abstract

We report a case of severe Barlow's disease with a very complex pathology, in which we applied the "edge-to-edge" technique, creating a triple-orifice mitral valve. Different techniques should be used to correct a similar valve defect; the combination of different surgical procedures and the valve pathology may influence the post-repair recurrence of regurgitation. We believe that it is better to perform a simple and reproducible repair than to carry on with combined complex procedures that could increase the risk of a suboptimal outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral valve repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Fucci, C., Lorusso, R., Totaro, P., Ceconi, C., Nardi, M., Coletti, G., Rambaldini, M., & Minzioni, G. (2004). The triple-orifice repair: A new technique for the treatment of mitral regurgitation in severe Barlow's disease. Italian Heart Journal, 5(3), 238-240.