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Anterior Leaflet Prolapse. To repair or Not to repair?
  • Guglielmo Actis Dato,
  • Giulia Actis Dato
Guglielmo Actis Dato
Azienda Ospedaliera Ordine Mauriziano di Torino

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Giulia Actis Dato
Maastricht UMC+
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A larger use of mitral valve repair is recommended in case of mitral regurgitation. Anterior leaflet repair is generally more difficult than posterior. Presence of atrial fibrillation or dysfunction of left ventricle appears to be independent preoperative factors of failure in case of involvement of the anterior leaflet. In experienced hands anterior leaflet repair can be effective and safe and should theoretically not limit a conservative technique instead of a replacement. This would therefore lead to being more aggressive in the treatment of this pathological condition in the earlier stages of the disease.
31 Aug 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
02 Sep 2022Submission Checks Completed
02 Sep 2022Assigned to Editor
03 Sep 2022Editorial Decision: Accept