Prosthetic mitral valve replacement: late complications after native valve preservation.


Journal Article

Preservation of the mitral valve leaflet and tensor apparatus during valve replacement is believed to maintain left ventricular performance. The routine use of this technique may lead to left ventricular outflow or inflow obstruction as illustrated in the present report. We recommend mobilization or excision of the anterior mitral valve leaflet and preservation of the posterior leaflet if replacement of the valve is contemplated for incompetence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Esper, E; Ferdinand, FD; Aronson, S; Karp, RB

Published Date

  • February 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 541 - 543

PubMed ID

  • 9033338

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9033338

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0003-4975(96)01107-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands