PubMed - "Mitral-Valve Repair Versus Replacement for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation"
Background Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with a substantial risk of death.
Practice guidelines recommend surgery for patients with a severe form of this condition but acknowledge that the supporting evidence for repair or replacement is limited. We randomly assigned 251 patients with severe ischemic mitral regurgitation to undergo either mitral-valve repair or chordal-sparing replacement in order to evaluate efficacy and safety. Read More