Use of pledgeted sutures in mitral annuloplasty

Mohammed Hassan, Jimmy Windsor, Tomas Salerno, Marco Ricci

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Annuloplasty ring or band dehiscence is a possible complication of mitral valve repair surgery. It may be due to increased tension on the annuloplasty sutures, especially in ischemic mitral pathology in which a circumferential ring is used. Herein, we describe a technique for alternative suture placement in mitral annuloplasty using pledgeted sutures that may reduce the risk for ring or band dehiscence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-149
Number of pages2
JournalInnovations (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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