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Ischemic Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Mitral Valve Repair and Tee

  • Norbert P. de Bruijn
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 31)

Abstract

Over the last decade, mitral valve repair has developed from an interesting fad to a widely accepted technique of preserving a patient’s native valve resulting in better preserved left ventricular function, better exercise tolerance and fewer postoperative complications. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been instrumental in stimulating this development because of its unique potential to aid in the evaluation of the mitral valve. From an anatomical and (patho)physiological point of view, both before surgery is undertaken and immediately after, TEE helps ensure that patients leave the operating room with a satisfactory result.

Keywords

Mitral Valve Mitral Regurgitation Mitral Valve Repair Mitral Valve Disease Posterior Leaflet 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

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