Posterior Pericardial Annuloplasty in Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation

Omay O., Ozker E., Indelen C., Baskurt M. , Suzer K. , Gunay I.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.12, no.5, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20091006
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


Background: Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is an important risk factor in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operations. The decision to perform concomitant mitral annuloplasty along with the CABG depends on the surgeon's choice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of posterior annuloplasty procedures with autologous pericardium performed in patients with midadvanced and advanced functional ischemic mitral regurgitation.