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How I Assess and Repair the Barlow Mitral Valve

  • Francis C. WellsEmail author
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Abstract

From a practical point of view, there are two groups of patients with degenerative mitral valve disease. The largest group presents with localized mural leaflet prolapse, usually as a result of a ruptured chord, localized to the postero-inferior portion of that leaflet (Fig. 9.1).

Keywords

Mitral Valve Papillary Muscle Mitral Valve Repair Annuloplasty Ring Aortic Leaflet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiac SurgeryPapworth HospitalCambridgeCambridgeshire, UK

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