Re-repair of the mitral valve as a primary strategy for early and late failures of mitral valve repair. | Mitral Valve Repair Center Skip to main content

Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD, Shinobu Itagaki, MD, Robin Varghese, MD, Javier Castillo, MD, Joanna Chikwe, MD and David H. Adams, MD

Our series demonstrates that, with a systematic approach emphasizing valve re-repair as a primary strategy, valve preservation is possible in most of the patients with a failed mitral valve repair. Patient survival with re-repair was very good, and re-repairs remained durable to the mid-term. Additionally, our analysis of modes of failure after mitral valve repairs provides clues on how the durability of mitral valve repair may be improved.

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