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Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Aug;11(4):264-6.

Posterior mitral annuloplasty through the aortic root.

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Second Department of Surgery, Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima, Japan.


A case of mitral regurgitation associated with aortic root aneurysm treated with posterior mitral annuloplasty is presented. The annuloplasty was performed through the aortic annulus using valve-preserving aortic root reconstruction. Postoperatively, mitral regurgitation resolved, and the degree of aortic regurgitation decreased from severe to mild. Thus, we conclude that the transaortic approach is useful for simple mitral valve repair with concomitant aortic root surgery.

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