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Fifteen years' experience with the use of artificial chords for valve reconstruction in children.

Authors
  • Kluin, Jolanda1, 2
  • Sojak, Vladimir1, 2
  • Koolbergen, David R1, 2
  • Boon, Rody3
  • Bökenkamp, Regina1
  • Hazekamp, Mark G1, 2
  • 1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Leiden University Center, Leiden, Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
  • 3 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Isala Hospital, Zwolle, Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
52
Issue
6
Pages
1155–1160
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx146
PMID: 28535185
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Our data show that long-term durability of mitral and tricuspid valve reconstruction using artificial chords in children is good. Despite patient growth, restricted leaflet motion by the artificial chords does not seem to form a major problem.

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