Modified technique for mitral repair without ring annuloplasty

Clifford W. Barlow, Ziad A. Ali, Eric Lim, John B. Barlow, Francis C. Wells

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Mitral valve repair is the procedure of choice to correct mitral regurgitation. Most operative techniques use an annuloplasty ring to provide stability and durability to the correction. We present a modification of existing repair techniques, without the use of an annuloplasty ring, in which plication sutures allow both annular remodeling and stability. Clinical and echocardiographic follow-up in our series of 60 patients with a mean follow-up of 29 months is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-300
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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