Edge-to-edge mitral valve repair for anterior leaflet prolapse associated with extensive calcification of the mitral annulus: Report of a case

Tomonobu Abe, Toshiaki Ito, Masatoshi Sunada, Tomo Yoshizumi, Akemi Kawamura, Koji Yamana

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Abstract

Extensive mitral annular calcification remains a technical challenge in mitral valve surgery. Decalcification and reconstruction of the mitral annulus is an established technique, but it is time consuming and technically demanding. This report presents the case of an 88-year-old diabetic female patient in whom edge-toedge repair was completed quickly, with good early results thus being obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Today
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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