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Is there any laparoscopic procedure that will fix a mitral valve hinge tear?
submitted by Pat from Moberly, Missouri on 11/23/2013
by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, Denton A. Cooley, MD
Since intracardiac procedures require cardiopulmonary bypass, laparoscopic techniques for this repair are impractical. Repair can be done, however, with limited access incisions.
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Updated December 2013