Evaluation of Outcomes Following Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement in Severe Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
ID Number 08-1078-00002Principal Investigator(s)
Alan J. Moskowitz
Department(s) or Division(s)
Health Evidence and Policy
The purpose of this research is to determine whether it is better to repair or replace the mitral valve of patients with severe mitral valve leakage (regurgitation) from coronary artery disease. There are no new or “experimental” procedures being tested in this study and fixing the mitral valve is standard practice in patients with severe mitral regurgitation. What is not known is whether patients will benefit more when the valve is replaced with a new valve or repaired with a surgical ring. The aim of this carefully planned study is to resolve this question and ensure that all patients with this condition get the best procedure.
Recruiting Patients: No