Ex-vivo mitral valve repair prior to orthotopic cardiac transplantation

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Mitral valve annuloplasty was performed prior to orthotopic cardiac transplantation in two donor hearts which were diagnosed with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation. The technical aspects are reviewed of ex-vivo mitral valve repair with concomitant heart transplantation. The recipients were classified as United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) I and both patients have had an excellent postoperative recovery. Over 2-year follow-up demonstrates normal mitral valve function without regurgitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)962-963
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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