Mitral valve repair in patients with low left ventricular ejection fractions: Early and late results Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Cardiac Output, Low
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Emergencies
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Mitral Valve
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left


  • Good symptomatic relief and acceptable overall survival can be obtained in patients in both groups after they have undergone MVP, in the absence of serious comorbidities. Preoperative NYHA class IV and end-stage IHD increase early and late mortality, particularly in group II patients, in whom surgery may be a salvage effort only. Prognosis is dismal in group II patients who have previously undergone CABG. In chronic cases, an early referral for MVP electively before deterioration to end-stage heart disease would improve survival even in patients with low LVEF.

publication date

  • September 2004



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.126.3.709

PubMed ID

  • 15364746

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 709

end page

  • 15


  • 126


  • 3