Transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair and left ventricular myectomy

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukui Cardiovascular Center, 2-228 Shinpo, Fukui, 9100833, Japan, .
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 08/2012; 61(4). DOI: 10.1007/s11748-012-0131-2
Source: PubMed


Systolic anterior motion of mitral anterior leaflet is a serious clinical condition and it is hard to control medically. Alfieri edge-to-edge repair has been thought one of the useful techniques to improve abnormal anterior systolic motion with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Here, we present a 71-year-old lady who had the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, severe mitral valve regurgitation with systolic anterior motion. The patient had a history of aortic valve replacement 5 years ago. She was successfully treated with transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve plasty and myectomy of the left ventricle. Postoperative course was uneventful.

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