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Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000060
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Use of Pledgeted Sutures in Mitral Annuloplasty

Hassan, Mohammed MD*; Windsor, Jimmy MD; Salerno, Tomas MD; Ricci, Marco MD*

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Abstract

Annuloplasty ring or band dehiscence is a possible complication of mitral valve repair surgery. It may be due to increased tension on the annuloplasty sutures, especially in ischemic mitral pathology in which a circumferential ring is used. Herein, we describe a technique for alternative suture placement in mitral annuloplasty using pledgeted sutures that may reduce the risk for ring or band dehiscence.

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