Javier G. Castillo, MD, Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, MD and David H. Adams, MD
Although recent data from various registries document that mitral valve repair has increased in frequency over the past decade, approximately 1 in 4 patients continue to undergo valve replacement . While the techniques for repairing the prolapsing posterior leaflet are relatively well established , such that most experienced surgeons can repair over 95% of posterior leaflet prolapse, reproducible and systematic repair of the prolapsing anterior leaflet remains a challenge . Almost all published series have documented the increased rates of valve replacement for isolated anterior (ALP) or bileaflet prolapse (BLP) as opposed to posterior leaflet prolapse [4-6]. Furthermore, repairs of anterior and bileaflet prolapse seem to be less durable than that for posterior leaflet prolapse . We sought to clarify the current outcomes of mitral valve repair for ALP and BLP in an "all comers" population in a high-volume mitral reference centre.
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