Surgical relocation of the posterior papillary muscle in chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation

Irving L. Kron, G. Randall Green, Jeffrey T. Cope

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Abstract

Mitral annuloplasty is the preferred surgical treatment for chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. Although this is usually successful, leaflet restriction by apical displacement of the posterior papillary muscle tip may cause residual mitral regurgitation. Ventricular remodeling surgery is an effective procedure for surgical relocation of the posterior papillary muscle tip in the setting of a severely dilated left ventricle. Direct relocation of the posterior papillary muscle may be useful for patients with a minimally dilated left ventricle or regional left ventricular geometric changes causing mitral regurgitation. Such a surgical procedure is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-601
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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