Bench repair of donor mitral valve before heart transplantation

Malek G. Massad, Nicholas G. Smedira, Robert E. Hobbs, Kathy Hoercher, Pieter Vandervoort, Patrick M. McCarthy*

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Bench repair of the donor mitral valve was performed before orthotopic heart transplantation in a 57-year-old status I recipient. Mitral regurgitation in the structurally normal mitral valve was due to annular dilatation at the attachment of the posterior leaflet and was corrected with posterior annuloplasty. The patient is clinically well 18 months after transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1833-1835
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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