Follow-up of a Barlow Mitral Valve Billowing and Prolapse Repair Patient
American Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 41-44
Received: Feb. 20, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 29, 2017; Published: Apr. 22, 2017
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Roland Fasol, Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Tree Top Hospital, Male, Maldives
Noell Fasol, School of Medicine, Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Thomas Binder, Department of Cardiology, AKH (Allgemeines Kranken Haus), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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We report the 20 year follow up of a female patient who underwent mitral valve billowing and prolapse (Barlow) repair at the age of 29 yrs. Our repair method to aggressively remodel the valve, which maximizes predictable anatomic and physiologic efficacy and minimizes unpredictable results incorporates a complete resection of the posterior leaflet, a sliding and folding plasty with the remaining lateral scallops combined with a triangular resection of the anterior leaflet and a ring-annuloplasty. This long term follow up confirms the absence of any sclerotic leaflet degeneration or calcification, a perfect leaflet coaptation and no regurgitation with normal ventricular function in regular sinus rhythm after 20 years.
Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Barlow
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Roland Fasol, Noell Fasol, Thomas Binder, Follow-up of a Barlow Mitral Valve Billowing and Prolapse Repair Patient, American Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 41-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtcs.20170203.11
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