Left Atrial Reverse Remodeling Following Valve Surgery for Chronic Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation in Patients with Preoperative Sinus Rhythm: Effects on Long-Term Outcome.

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Abstract

Chronic degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) with left atrial (LA) enlargement is predictive of adverse cardiovascular events including stroke, atrial fibrillation (AF), and impaired survival. Mitral valve surgery (MVS) initiates left atrial reverse remodeling (LARR) characterized by LA volume reduction and improved function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of LARR on clinical outcome in patients with and without LARR following MVS.

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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-626
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume28
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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