Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, September 3rd, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Circulation, "Severing a limited number of second-order chordae to the anterior leaflet can improve ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR). Some concerns have been raised regarding possible influence on regional and global left ventricle (LV) function. We evaluated changes in cardiac function in 5 normal sheep with cutting of preinstrumented chords in the beating heart to maintain constant load."
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