1. In patients with multivessel coronary artery disease and moderate mitral regurgitation, there was no significant benefit on left ventricular reverse remodeling at 12 months with performing mitral valve repair with coronary artery bypass grafting, when compared with bypass surgery alone.
2. There was no significant difference between the two...
In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. This past week, the AHA had its annual meeting and a variety of cardiovascular health results were announced and described.
Mitral-Valve Repair versus Replacement for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
1. Between 75 and 125 minimally invasive mitral valve surgeries needed to be performed by surgeons to overcome the learning curve for this procedure.
2. Surgeons needed to perform the operation more than once per week to sustain results.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)
Study Rundown: The surgical learning curve, a...