Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredric M. Harwin


The earliest operations on the mitral valve, by Souttar, Cutler, Bailey, and others, were bold surgical feats. Since this pioneering surgery, great advances have been made. The early closed operations have been replaced by open procedures with full visualization of the valve, allowing precise repair or replacement.


Mitral Valve Left Atrium Valve Replacement Mitral Regurgitation Papillary Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Albert Starr
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Fredric M. Harwin
    • 7
  1. 1.Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySutter Memorial HospitalSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Davis Medical SchoolUniversity of CaliforaniaSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  5. 5.Heart Institute at St. Vincent HospitalPortlandUSA
  6. 6.Starr-Wood Cardiac Group, P.C.PortlandUSA
  7. 7.Harwin StudiosPortlandUSA

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