Repair versus replacement for ischemic mitral regurgitation

Ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) following myocardial infarction is common and presages a doubling in mortality for those with at least mild regurgitation.¬† The disorder reflects disease of the myocardium, rather than an abnormality of the valve itself. Surgical practice guidelines support intervention for severe symptomatic ischemic MR, but evidence is lacking to inform whether valvular […]

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