Mitral Valve Replacement

Jan 26, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Mitral Valve Replacement

Keywords mitral valve, mitral valve replacement   Step 1 Anatomy ◆ The mitral valve is a complex structure comprised of an anterior and posterior leaflet that is connected to the…

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Surgery for Left Ventricular Aneurysm and Remodeling

Jan 26, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Surgery for Left Ventricular Aneurysm and Remodeling

Abstract Left ventricular (LV) aneurysms most frequently occur as a consequence of maladaptive remodeling after a large infarction. Surgical ventricular restoration involves aneurysmectomy and LV volume reduction. Patient selection, appropriate…

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Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery

Jan 26, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery

Abstract Robotic mitral valve surgery was introduced in 1998 to reproduce excellent conventional sternotomy results with less invasive techniques. This technology is now routinely performed for delivering complete anatomic correction…

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Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Techniques

Jan 26, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair Techniques

Abstract This chapter describes established and emerging percutaneous mitral valve repair techniques. The goal of any percutaneous procedure is to achieve a durable correction of mitral disease with clinical efficacy…

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Repairing Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease

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Abstract Degenerative mitral valve disease is a common cause of mitral regurgitation and results in significant morbidity and mortality. Mitral valve repair is preferred over valve replacement given improvements in…

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Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Jan 26, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Abstract Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is an uncommon but increasingly recognized surgically treatable cause of pulmonary hypertension. Diagnosis is often delayed when patients present with unexplained exertional dyspnea in the…

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Surgery for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Jan 26, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Surgery for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Abstract Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a debilitating disease that can produce significant symptoms that affect the quality of life, and most symptomatic patients have left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Understanding the…

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Heart Transplantation

Jan 26, 2019 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Heart Transplantation

Abstract As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant in December 1967, we marvel at the tremendous medical advances that have taken place. Surprisingly few modifications…

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