ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An easy technique to measure neo-chordae length during minimally invasive mitral valve repair
Belhhan Akpınar1, Mehmet Kerem Oral2,3, Mehmet Ezelsoy2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.19067
In this article, we present our experience with an easy and practical technique for measuring the length of neo-chordae during minimally invasive mitral valve repair. This technique is based on tying the knots at the level of the plane of the ring using a prolene suture passing through the transverse diameter of the ring as a guideline.
Keywords : Minimally invasive surgery, mitral valve repair, neochordae length
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