Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, November 14th, 2006
Study 1: Mitral repair affords superior long-term survival, with permanence comparable with mechanical valve replacement.
According to a study from the United States, "Factors predicting long-term survival and re-operative risk after mitral valve repair for subsets with prolapse involving the anterior leaflet in the current era are unclear."
"Between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1999, surgical correction of mitral regurgitation was performed in 2,219 patients," wrote Mayo Clinic researchers R.M. Suri and colleagues. "We analyzed a subset...
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