Surgical Interventions for Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
ID Number 08-1078-00003Principal Investigator(s)
Deborah V. Ascheim
Department(s) or Division(s)
Health Evidence and Policy
The purpose of the research is to determine whether repairing a mitral valve with moderate leakage, at the time of planned coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, will improve health outcomes of those who receive it compared to those who don’t. There are no new or “experimental” procedures being tested in this study: both the CABG procedure and mitral valve repair procedure are well established surgeries and are regularly performed together in patients who have severe mitral valve leakage. What is not known with certainty, but what will be tested in this study, is whether patients with a smaller amount of leakage of the mitral valve (moderate mitral regurgitation) would benefit from the repair in addition to the CABG. At this point, the medical community is split in their opinion of this additional procedure and the aim of this research is to resolve this question.
Recruiting Patients: No