Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, March 18th, 2005
"Remarkable advancements in surgical technique and in our ability to define the onset of ventricular dysfunction have led to increasingly liberal indications for mitral valve surgery," cardiovascular surgeons in the United States explained.
"Mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation (MR) might be employed in asymptomatic patients with normal left ventricular function if valve repair were almost certain," noted B.A. Carabello and colleagues at the VA Medical Center in Houston.
In "patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction, where valve replacement with...
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