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Surgical management of ischemic mitral regurgitation: indications, procedures, and future prospects

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Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is one of the most important risk factors affecting prognosis of patients who suffer from myocardial infarction. The mechanisms of IMR, the indications for surgical intervention, the operative procedures, and the limitations of surgical procedures are discussed in this review article.

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Yaku, H., Doi, K. & Okawa, K. Surgical management of ischemic mitral regurgitation: indications, procedures, and future prospects. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61, 497–503 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11748-013-0277-6

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