Mitral valve annuloplasty was performed prior to orthotopic cardiac transplantation in two donor hearts which were diagnosed with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation. The technical aspects are reviewed of ex-vivo mitral valve repair with concomitant heart transplantation. The recipients were classified as United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) I and both patients have had an excellent postoperative recovery. Over 2-year follow-up demonstrates normal mitral valve function without regurgitation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine