A “Designer” Annuloplasty Ring for Patients with Massive Mitral Annular Dilatation

Sara J. Shumway, Vincent L. Gott, Bruce A. Reitz

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We describe a new type of mitral annuloplasty ring designed for use in the massively dilated mitral annulus. The ring can be fabricated at the operating table from a 4-mm Gore-Tex graft and umbilical tape and can be adapted in size to fit a mitral annulus of any diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-696
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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