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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 3 May 2017 > HOW TO DO IT > Bileaflet Foldoplasty in Barlow’s Disease

Bileaflet Foldoplasty in Barlow’s Disease

Zain Khalpey1,2,4, Badi Rawashdeh3, Toshinobu Kazui1,2, Scott Lick1,2

1Banner University Medical Center - Tucson, Tucson, AZ, USA
2University of Arizona, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tucson, AZ, USA
3Emory University, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Atlanta, GA, USA
4Electronic correspondence:

Mitral valve repair is a feasible and preferable option for the treatment of Barlow’s disease. Complex valve repair techniques, in contrast, often lead to increased cross-clamp times and low cardiac output syndrome. A simple, fast, and reproducible foldoplasty technique to reduce anterior and posterior mitral leaflet heights may improve
coaptation and reduce mitral regurgitation. Accordingly, herein are described minimally invasive, successful trans-septal and robotic approaches for a bileaflet foldoplasty technique in two patients with Barlow’s disease.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:355-357

Bileaflet Foldoplasty in Barlow’s Disease

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