January 6th, 2014
Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 6th
Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP
This week’s topics include the NAVIGATOR study, trials of stents, mitral valve repair vs. replacement, and more.
November 18th, 2013
Replacement Versus Repair for Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Larry Husten, PHD
Surgery is thought to be life-saving for people who have ischemic mitral regurgitation, but it is unknown whether surgical repair or surgical replacement of the mitral valve is the better procedure. Repair is thought to result in fewer preoperative deaths and replacement is thought to have better long-term outcomes with a reduced incidence of recurrent […]