ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
EFFECT OF PRESERVATION OF SUBVALVULAR APPARATUS ON LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTIONS PATIENTS UNDERGOING MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT FOR MITRAL REGURGITATION
Cengiz TÜRKAY, Muzaffer YILMAZ, İlhan GÖLBAŞI, İsa AK, Atalay METE, Ömer BAYEZİD
Akdeniz Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, ANTALYA
Various surgical techniques are used for mitral valve replacement operations in patients who have chronic and isolated mitral insufficiency. In the recent years, after the acceptance of the positive effects of preserving the posterior leaflet upon the left ventricular functions at postoperative period, an entire preservation of the mitral valvular apparatus has been carried out. At this clinical trial, two MVR procedures, one of which is made by entire preservation of subvalvular apparatus (group I, n:16), and the other with classic technique (group II, n:16) have been compared at an early postoperative period and at the sixth month, the first group has been found out to have better left ventricular functions.
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