Midterm outcome of mitral valve repair for congenital mitral regurgitation in infants and children

Osami Honjo, Kozo Ishino, Masaaki Kawada, Teiji Akagi, Shunji Sano

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We analyzed the midterm results of children undergoing mitral valve repair without the use of prosthetic materials focusing on mitral annulus growth. From 1991 to 2004, 17 children (median age: 11 months) underwent mitral valve repair (grade III=9, IV=8). Regurgitation was due to prolapsed leaflet in 8 patients, annular dilatation in 4, and restrictive leaflet motion in 5. Preoperative indexed mitral valve diameter and Z-value were compared with those obtained at follow-up. There were no early or late deaths. All patients had an improved regurgitation grade after surgery. MV repair resulted in reduction in the indexed mitral valve diameter (58.2±22.9 vs. 47.3±18.9 mm/m 2, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-593
Number of pages5
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2006



  • Congenital heart disease
  • Mitral valve
  • Valve disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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