Mitral valve repair: Evolution and revolution 1923-2013

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Lawrence H. Cohn

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Mitral valve repair is the gold standard treatment for mitral regurgitation. The history of mitral valve repair and its refinement in terms of the technique used will show the evolution of this surgical technique. The standard technique we use for mitral valve repair is described, and the outcomes we have observed over the past 4 decades are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-566
Number of pages7
JournalCirculation Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014


  • Mitral valve
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Regurgitation


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