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To report the short-term clinical outcomes of patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation undergoing mitral valve repair.
Four hundred forty patients who underwent mitral valve repair between 2003 to August 2012 in our Institution were identified by using a Society of thoracic Surgeon (STS) standardized database. We excluded those patients who had previous coronary artery bypass surgery or valve surgery or endocarditis from the study. The STS mortality risk sore 3 was used as a cutoff point to define the study group.
Three hundred fifty nine patients with STS mortality risk score lower than 3 were included in the analysis. Observed 30-day mortality and other major clinical outcomes and predicted outcomes are presented in the following table.
Major Postoperative Clinical Outcomes after Mitral Valve Repair.
Our single center experience of isolated mitral valve repair in patients with STS mortality score lower than 3 is generally in concordance with the predicted STS outcome rates. The postoperative mitral regurgitation was lower than reported rates in published articles.
- 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation