Perioperative echocardiographic imaging after mitral valve repair for ischemic, inflammatory, and degenerative incompetence

  • H. Siniawski
  • M. Hübler
  • A. Amiri
  • C.A. Yankah
  • R. Hetzer


Perioperative echocardiographic imaging has become an indispensable component of contemporary mitral valve repair. Mitral valve reconstruction surgery was popularized by the French surgeon Alain Carpentier and has continuously gained popularity over prosthetic valve replacement. At our institution, the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB), Roland Hetzer modified the Gerbode and the Paneth techniques of mitral valve reconstruction effectively without using fabric material.


Mitral Valve Mitral Regurgitation Papillary Muscle Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Mitral Valve Repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Siniawski
    • 1
  • M. Hübler
    • 2
  • A. Amiri
    • 2
  • C.A. Yankah
    • 3
  • R. Hetzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinCharité Medical University BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular SurgeryDeutsches Herzzentrum BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Consultant Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinCharité Medical University BerlinBerlinGermany

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