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Surgical procedures for severe chronic mitral regurgitation

William H Gaasch, MD
Section Editors
Catherine M Otto, MD
Gabriel S Aldea, MD
Edward Verrier, MD
Deputy Editor
Susan B Yeon, MD, JD, FACC


Modern management of patients with chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) requires an understanding of multiple factors. These include:

The pathophysiology and natural history of the disease

The severity of the valvular lesion

The presence or absence of atrial fibrillation (AF)

The indications for mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement

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