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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 4 July 2016 > HOW TO DO IT > A New Artificial Chordae Implantation Method in Mitral Valve Surgery

A New Artificial Chordae Implantation Method in Mitral Valve Surgery

Murat Tavlasoglu1,3, Adem Guler1, Hikmet Sahratov1, Faruk Cingoz1, Turgay Çelik2

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey
3Electronic correspondence: mrttvls@gmail.com
A novel method is described for artificial chordae replacement with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene suture in mitral valve repair procedures. The technique does not involve knots over or beneath the free edge of the mitral valve leaflets. Artificial chords suspend the exact free margin of leaflets as if it were a continuation of the free margin, such that the smooth zone of the coapting area can be preserved. This technique is simple, reproducible, and applicable to both anterior and posterior leaflets. Moreover, the length of the artificial chords can be adjusted rapidly and accurately at the first attempt.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:519-521


A New Artificial Chordae Implantation Method in Mitral Valve Surgery

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