Posterior Leaflet Detachment, Augmentation, and Reconstruction for Treatment of Functional Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Rakesh M. Suri, Hartzell V Schaff

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Abstract

Functional mitral regurgitation caused posterior leaflet tethering and central malcoaptation treated utilizing undersized annuloplasty alone is associated with high rates of early failure. We report the technical stepsnecessary for near complete near complete detachment, augmentation and reconstruction of a thin and diminutive posterior mitral leaflet to reproducibly re-establish normal mitral leaflet coaptation and eliminate functional MR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2015

Keywords

  • Functional
  • Leaflet
  • Mitral
  • Regurgitation
  • Tethering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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