Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredic M. Harwin
  • Alain Carpentier


The earliest operations on the mitral valve, by Souttar,81 Cutler,23 Bailey,6 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 The early closed operations have been replaced by open procedures with full visualization of the valve, allowing precise repair or replacement.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 Valve Replacement Mitral Regurgitation Papillary Muscle Mitral Stenosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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