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Mitral valve replacement for an annular submitral aneurysm of the left ventricle.
  1. A G Gokhale,
  2. N Lal,
  3. B Ashok,
  4. J Jacob,
  5. S Krishnaswami,
  6. P S Jairaj
  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, South India.


    Successful surgical repair of an annular submitral aneurysm of the left ventricle in two patients is described. In both cases the diagnosis was made at surgery and they were treated successfully by transatrial closure of the aneurysm with Teflon felted sutures and mitral valve replacement. This is the first report of the use of mitral valve replacement for this condition.

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