Our surgical strategy for IMR yields excellent reduction of MR. Especially the PMA provides promising effect on tethering reduction. However, the absence of recurrent MR was not associated with an improvement in symptoms and survival in patients who presented with severe left ventricular dilatation and leaflet tethering.
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