Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Robert S. Bonser
  • Domenico Pagano
  • Axel Haverich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anatomy, Pathology, and Natural History of Mitral Valve Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas A. Barker, Ian C. Wilson
      Pages 3-19
    3. Issam Ismail, Axel Haverich
      Pages 21-29
    4. Patrick Montant, Agnès Pasquet, Gébrine El Khoury, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde
      Pages 31-42
    5. Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Gébrine El Khoury, Agnès Pasquet
      Pages 43-51
  3. Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Michele De Bonis, Ottavio R. Alfieri
      Pages 77-84
    3. Robert J. M. Klautz, Robert A. E. Dion
      Pages 97-103
    4. A. Marc Gillinov, Tomislav Mihaljevic
      Pages 105-115
    5. Jose Luis Pomar, Daniel Pereda
      Pages 117-129
  4. Other Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Chee W. Khoo, Gregory Y. H. Lip
      Pages 133-143
    3. Adam E. Saltman, A. Marc Gillinov
      Pages 145-153
    4. Gilles D. Dreyfus, Shahzad G. Raja
      Pages 155-163
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-168

About this book


An appreciation of atrioventricular valve surgical anatomy reveals that they are much more than simple valves, opening and closing in response to pressure changes. The structural interrelationship of the valves of the heart and the dynamic mechanisms involved in their function are fundamental in optimizing valve performance, and are dependent upon an intricate multifaceted central cardiac complex. Mitral Valve Surgery presents a detailed background of the mitral valve, its pathology, evaluation, repair and replacement from a range of experts in the field, providing a detailed reference for clinicians in cardiology, cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, and related fields. The Editors have designed the book to be a comprehensive and systematic review including current practical information and guidance. As we look to the future, mitral valve surgery will continue to evolve and attempting to maximize patient outcome such injury will become increasingly important. This book provides the fundamental background information to fuel interest, initiate novel prevention, refine surgical and therapeutic strategies, and inform the investigator how to develop and design their research study.

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. Bonser
    • 1
  • Domenico Pagano
    • 2
  • Axel Haverich
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Cardiothoracic SurgeonQueen Elizabeth HospitalBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Cardiothoracic SurgeryBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Klinik für Herz-, Thorax-,, Transplantations- und GefäßchirurgieMedizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH)HannoverGermany

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