Mitral Replacement or Repair for Functional Mitral Regurgitation in Dilated and Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Is it Really the Same?
Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 07/11/2012
De Bonis M et al. – In patients with advanced dilated and ischemic cardiomyopathy and severe functional MR, MV replacement is associated with higher in–hospital and late mortality compared with MV repair. Therefore, mitral repair should be preferred whenever possible in this clinical setting.