Sutures on the Anterior Mitral Leaflet to Prevent Systolic Anterior Motion

Yoshiyuki Tokuda, Kazuro Fujimoto, Yuji Narita, Masato Mutsuga, Akihiko Usui

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Mitral valve systolic anterior motion and associated regurgitation remain a challenging problem in mitral valve plasty. A simple procedure to correct intraoperative systolic anterior motion using sutures applied between the tip of the anterior leaflet and the posterior annulus is presented. This technique reduces the movement of the anterior leaflet toward the septum while maintaining sufficient valve orifice area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e213-e215
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 03-2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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