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MORPHO-FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE REGURGITANT MITRAL VALVE AS A GUIDE TO REPAIR: ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW
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  • Antonio Calafiore,
  • Sotirios Prapas,
  • Antonio Totaro,
  • Stefano Guarracini,
  • Kostas katsavrias,
  • Michele Di Mauro
Antonio Calafiore
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases Gemelli Molise Campobasso Italy
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Sotirios Prapas
Errikos Ntynan Hospital Center
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Antonio Totaro
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases Gemelli Molise Campobasso Italy
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Stefano Guarracini
Department of Cardiology “Pierangeli” Hospital Pescara Italy
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Kostas katsavrias
Errikos Ntynan Hospital Center
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Michele Di Mauro
Universiteit Maastricht Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht
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Abstract

Based on Carpentier’s classification and principles, the techniques for mitral valve repair continue to evolve. We herein report our experience with the morpho-functional echocardiographic analysis of single mitral leaflets, as different anatomic features, even if conflicting, may coexist not only in the two leaflets, but in the same leaflet as well. A classification is proposed, based on the length (normal, short, or long) and mobility (normal, restricted, or excessive) of mitral leaflets. The surgical techniques adopted for mitral valve repair are the direct consequence of this analysis.
05 Jul 2022Submission Checks Completed
05 Jul 2022Assigned to Editor
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13 Aug 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
19 Aug 20221st Revision Received
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23 Aug 2022Editorial Decision: Accept