ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Early results of non-resectional, vertical folding mitral valve repair for mid-posterior mitral valve prolapse
Kim Do Yeon, Jo Keon Hyon, Kim Hwan Wook
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13802
Background: This study aims to report early results of the non-resectional, vertical folding mitral valve repair for mid-posterior mitral valve prolapse.

Methods: Data of consecutive 32 patients (18 males, 14 females; mean age 61.3±12.5 years; range 43 to 75) who underwent non-resectional, vertical folding mitral valve repair for mid-posterior mitral valve prolapse between November 2011 and March 2016 were retrospectively analyzed.

Results: The median follow-up was 33 months (range, 3 to 48 months). Repair failure requiring replacement did not occur in any patient. During follow-up, nearly none of the patients (n=31, 96.9%) experienced aggravation of the degree of mitral regurgitation.

Conclusion: Our study results show that non-resectional, vertical folding mitral valve repair for mid-posterior mitral valve prolapse has several advantages such as simplicity, reversibility, and reproducibility without consuming surgical time. In particular, for surgeons with a limited experience, this technique is a valuable alternative and should be considered as a technical armamentarium.

Keywords : Mitral valve prolapse; mitral valve repair; nonresectional
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