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A new classification of the mitral papillary muscle.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 15614185
Source
Medline
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Abstract

We propose a classification of the left ventricular subvalvular apparatus based on the macroscopic and endoscopic investigations. It emphasizes the morphology of the apical and basal parts of papillary muscles and includes the geometrical arrangement of the chordae tendineae. Thus it may be of a great value in endoscopic and conventional mitral valve replacement or reconstruction of the chordae tendineae and in mitral valve homograft implantation.

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