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Mitral valve surgery 

Mitral valve surgery
Mitral valve surgery

B Martin

and M Barnard

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date: 02 August 2021

Introduction 398

Mitral regurgitation 400

Mitral stenosis (MS) 404

Mixed mitral valve disease 408

Practice points 409

Further reading 410

‘The mitral valve is the left ventricle and the left ventricle is the mitral valve.’

(Steve Bolling, personal communication)

Consequently, repair rather than replacement is preferred wherever possible to minimize disrupting this relationship and compromising left ventricular function. Operative mortality and long-term outcome is much improved if this is achieved – it is the standard of care....

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