New echocardiography-based classification of mitral valve pathology: relevance to surgical valve repair.
A new echocardiography-based classification of mitral valve pathology is proposed, the adoption of which may provide a uniform approach to the assessment of individual cases by the cardiologist, cardiac anesthesiologist, and surgeon. This type of approach may facilitate the planning and execution of valve repair techniques, with higher rates of success than are currently reported.
Hoag Heart Valve Center, Newport Beach, California 92658, USA. Pravin.firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceThe Journal of heart valve disease 21:1 2012 Jan pg 37-40
Aged, 80 and over
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Mitral Valve Annuloplasty
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Patient Care Planning
Pub Type(s)Journal Article