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Addition of mitral valve repair to CABG showed no benefit in ischemic mitral regurgitation

November 19, 2014

Read the Perspective from Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, MACC

CHICAGO — Among patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation, mitral valve repair in addition to CABG was not associated with improvements in left ventricular end systolic volume index or reductions in mortality at 1 year compared with patients treated with CABG alone, according to results presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

In a study conducted by the NHLBI-sponsored Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network, Robert E. Michler, MD, and colleagues randomly assigned 301 patients (mean age, 65 years; approximately 30% female; 20% nonwhite) with ischemic mitral regurgitation to undergo either CABG alone (n=151) or CABG and mitral valve repair (n=150). Nearly all patients (93%) had moderate ischemic regurgitation at baseline.

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