A 62 year-old female presented with a prolonged history of increasing exertional dyspnoea associated with lethargy. There was no history of rheumatic fever or infective endocarditis. She had previously been diagnosed with mitral regurgitation, which had been monitored with serial echocardiography for several years.
KeywordsCommissural prolapse Papillary muscle Commissural closure Gore-Tex neo-chordae Papillary muscle shortening Commissural resection and reconstruction Commissuroplasty Mitral regurgitation Ring annuloplasty
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