Seeking a Higher Standard for Degenerative Mitral Valve Repair: Begin with Etiology | Mitral Valve Repair Center Skip to main content

David H. Adams, MD and Anelechi C. Anyanwu, MD

Despite the widely held consensus that valve repair is the preferred surgical treatment for patients suffering from degenerative mitral valve disease, valve replacement for this condition remains all too prevalent. In the past few years interest in mitral valve repair has expanded among cardiologists and surgeons, with the recognition that asymptomatic patients with severe mitral regurgitation may be candidates for surgery provided they are likely to undergo valve repair and obtain a durable result. We address both issues in the context of a recent article published in the Journal, which explored the results of mitral valve repair in degenerative disease according to etiologic classification - Barlow's disease or fibroelastic deficiency.

Page Created: Jan. 03, 2018 Last Updated: Mar. 05, 2018

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