The influence of saddle-shaped annuloplasty on leaflet curvature in patients with ischaemic mitral regurgitation
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 08/17/2012
Vergnata M et al. – Saddle–shaped annuloplasty rings increase leaflet curvature compared with flat rings in patients with IMR. As a result, saddle–shaped annuloplasty may decrease leaflet stress and potentially increases the durability of the repair in patients with IMR.